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Rainbow Six Siege To Include 50-100 Operators

After making multiple headlines last week for teasing its Operation: Velvet Shell DLC and for announcing a free-to-play weekend to its players, Rainbow Six Siege is yet again making the rounds with interesting news. In an interview with online gaming news site PC Gamer, the game's branding director Alexandre Remy announced that Rainbow Six Siege would not be receiving any new game modes.

This statement follows shortly after one made by Siege's creative director Xavier Marquis during a Montreal, Canada preview event. Marquis was hard and fast with the title's stance on game modes: "It's something that we do not want to do." Despite this announcement's potential to crush a few people's dreams of the game including additional modes, Marquis was quick to emphasize what players can expect from the game in terms of customization. "The map can be different, the operators can be different, but we need something static and that is Siege mode," Marquis said. "Siege is the center of everything."

Off the heels of that slight bombshell, Remy turned left to discuss plans for the game's future, revealing that because the creative team is "constantly looking and prototyping," there are a number of elements they wish to incorporate into Rainbow Six Siege. One of the more prominent of such is Siege's goal to include between 50 and 100 operators to the game.

Rainbow Six Siege is rolling out Year Two of its content, which will include 8 operators to the existing 28, but Remy explained the team's bigger goals on the character front. "The moment that we hit 50 operators, that's the minimum that we actually want," he explained. "When we have 50, that'll be when the game is at its peak in terms of strategy." To further ground Siege's aspirations, Remy compared the game to other titles that have found success amidst character-heavy play. "Looking at MOBAs," Remy said, "those games have from 80 to 100 characters and that still works."

And he's not wrong. One the most recognizable, renowned, and well-loved MOBAs of all time is League of Legends, whose character roster tops out at 134 champions. With some careful planning, Rainbow Six Siege could pull off including 50 to 100 operators over the next few years — players will just have to be mindful of what not to do to avoid mistakes amongst all those characters.