Rainbow Six Siege pulling blood, gambling, skulls, more from maps due to restrictions in Asian territories

By Stephany Nunneley
3 November 2018 14:53 GMT

Ubisoft is in the process of adjusting maps and icons in Rainbow Six Siege to comply with content restrictions in Asian territories.

Rainbow Six Siege players will soon see the removal of aesthetic content which is restricted in Asian territories. This includes blood, gambling, skulls, and sexual content.

The developers are currently working to expand Rainbow Six Siege into Asian territories, and is making the adjustments to icons and maps to “ensure compliance.” These changes will be made globally as it will be easier than maintaining two parallel builds.

“By maintaining a single build, we are able to reduce the duplication of work on the development side,” reads the blog post.

“This will allow us to be more agile as a development team, and address issues more quickly. Having the same people working on a singular global version of the game ensures we only need to do the work once.

“In addition, we can guarantee that any future changes are aligned with the global regulations we are working towards.”

None of the changes will have an impact on gameplay, said Ubisoft Montreal, as only the art and visuals will be adjusted. It also provided examples of the changes players can expect, at least for the icons.

When players can expect the changes to occur in Rainbow Six Siege weren’t provided.

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