Due to some SAPP rules that were put in place, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege was banned from China. This was mainly due to its realistic, bloody violence. However, Tencent believes it may have found a solution to the problem.
A report from PCGamesN indicates the company has put together a resolution regarding some of the game’s overseas issues. This mainly revolves around the use of corpses, as well as blood effects left on walls.
What changes are being made to Siege?
While it doesn’t detail what specific changes are coming to the game, the report noted that a solution is in place. Tencent is currently waiting to hear back before it continues work on it.
So, why Tencent and not the publishers at Ubisoft? Well, it turns out that Tencent has experience in terms of modifying a shooter to specific markets. Its work on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds resulted in that game becoming available in China, with thriving audience numbers. Ubisoft wants in on that action, so… it couldn’t hurt. There’s no word yet on when it will see a greenlight, though, so the publisher is currently waiting.
As far as what its resolution could be, there are some possibilities. In the past, Ubisoft removed the blood splatters and a neon sign with an exotic dancer on it. However, this led to some uproar from the community, who liked the game the way it was. More than likely, Tencent will have something along these lines specifically for Chinese players. It’s unknown if this will leave an effect on other gaming markets, though.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll see what unfolds and whether Tencent can move forward with what it has in mind. China would be a huge opportunity for Rainbow Six Siege to thrive even further. But the question is if it can do so.