November 5, 2018 Rainbow Six Siege Standard Edition is available on Steam once again.
Rainbow Six Siege Standard Edition is back on Steam. Earlier today, it appeared that Ubisoft has stopped selling the normal version, forcing buyers to choose between the Starter, Advanced, Gold, and Complete editions. That basic edition was still available on Ubisoft’s uPlay store, so it seemed to be a mistake – and indeed, it was.
Community manager UbiNoty says “There was an error and the standard edition should be showing up properly in the Steam store again as of right now.” Indeed, the Steam store now appears to be correctly showing all versions of the game.
That message was posted to Reddit a short time ago, and while many fans may have jumped to conclusions, those assumptions weren’t entirely without reason. Back in January, when Ubisoft proposed pricing changes to its various editions to recognise the additional content that had been released since the game launched, including a phasing out of the Standard Edition, the negative response from fans convinced the team to keep the Standard Edition going.
“For our newcomers and those of you concerned about introducing your friends to the game, we will be keeping the Standard Edition in the store at the current price,” Ubisoft said in a statement at the time.
Over on Steam, Siege is getting review bombed, in part for the removal of Standard Edition but also recently announced aesthetic changes. Ubisoft is gearing up to launch Siege in China and, to get the game in line with local decency laws, plans to remove environmental blood splatter. These changes will affect all copies of Siege, as Ubisoft wants to avoid splitting development time across global editions as much as possible.