Rainbow Six: Siege gets free weekend to add to its 25 million players

Rainbow Six: Siege gets free weekend to add to its 25 million players

Ubisoft’s competitive multiplayer hostage-rescuing shooter Rainbow Six: Siege has already had 25 million players, but the publisher wants even more people to check it out. Siege is getting a free weekend starting Thursday that will last through Sunday. Through this period and into next week, Ubisoft is also cutting Siege’s price by 60 percent, so you can get the $40 Standard Edition for $16. Players on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC can all participate in the free weekend. If you give it a shot and decide to buy in, your progress carries over. This also comes as Ubisoft is launching Operation White Noise, its latest content update, which includes a new map and more at no additional charge. The free weekend is a growing trend in the gaming industry due to the increased popularity of the live-service business model. Many games have drifted away from campaigns that fans can rush through and finish in a couple of days. Instead, something like Rainbow Six: Siege (or Overw [...]

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