Tactical first-person shooter Rainbow Six Siege has been confirmed to be finally coming to the Xbox Game Pass later this week on Thursday, October 22, 2020. The release was recently teased through a post on the official Twitter account of Xbox Game Pass, and now it formally introduced.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege was launched in 2015, and quickly became a global phenomenon in the competitive eSports scene. The game’s optimization on tactical teamwork and unending support in the form of consistent expansion releases helped it overcome its originally doubtful release and has now become one of the most famous multiplayer shooting games on the current-gen console.
In addition, Rainbow Six Siege also had other promotions, where curios players could buy the game cheaply or, get it for free as part of the PlayStation Plus service as long as the subscription is active.
Following the latest announcement that the developers are giving players free upgrades to the game’s next-gen edition, Xbox has announced that Rainbow Six Siege would finally be added into its exceptionally successful Xbox Game Pass program.
Us: Really happy we don’t have to announce anything today. Looking forward to this day off
The email we just got: Rainbow Six Siege is coming soon to console with Xbox Game Pass and cloud gaming on Android devices
— Xbox Game Pass (@XboxGamePass) October 19, 2020
The announcement came out just this morning that the game would be “coming to Console with Xbox Game Pass and cloud gaming on Android devices with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on October 22.” In addition, Xbox Game Pass subscribers will be allowed to use their discount coupons “to get up to 10% off in-game items – including the Year 5 pass to unlock new operators, renown boosts, and more.”
The second announcement about the ten percent discount could really be extremely beneficial to new players. The game has been released for more than five years now and already has a competitive and successful eSports scene, so marked down renown boosts will aid close the gap between veteran players and newbies who just purchased the game from the Xbox Game Pass.
Of course, new players will still have to learn about the various map layouts, abilities, and weapons but having the opportunity to quickly gain experience or even try various operators should let them feel less left out.
Considering the strategy of Xbox in getting as many fans onto Xbox Game Pass as possible, the announcement’s timing is not a coincidence. It was disclosed a few weeks ago that the game would get free upgrades to its next-gen editions and with the launch of the Xbox Series X/S nearing, Xbox is certainly utilizing this news to draw in new X subscribers for the Xbox Game Pass on the Xbox Series X/S as well as the Xbox One.
With Rainbow Six Siege already a really famous game, it is a safe bet that this strategy will cause an increase in its gaming community over the coming days after it is added into Xbox Game Pass this October 22nd.