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Rainbow Six Siege may get a K9 operator, but “are you okay with shooting a dog?”

Ubisoft doesn't want you to go John Wick

Ubisoft has to get increasingly creative from here when it comes to Rainbow Six Siege operators, as the roster is getting thick, and year 4 roadmap still has a stop to make – and presumably further trips will follow. Players have wondered over the years whether we’d get a new operator with a furry companion, but there are some specific considerations holding back a possible K9 unit.

“This is something that we’ve talked about for a while,” presentation director Alexander Karpazis says in a Wired video answering fan questions via Twitter. “Our creative director always talks about a K9 unit. But to answer your question, I have to ask you a question. Are you okay with shooting a dog?”

Well… are you? Plenty of other modern military games have done K9 units in the past – Nomad among the Black Ops 4 specialists is perhaps the most notable recent example, and Riley from Call of Duty: Ghosts (in the image above) played an even more prominent role. Perhaps the bigger issue is that a K9 unit would introduce a separate, AI-controlled character into matches – something that might turn Siege too far on its head.

Unless you just play as the dog directly. That’d probably be fine, right?

Karpazis also broached the possibility of a dual pistol operator and more elite skin options. In short, they’re all very possible.