Online tactical shooter game Rainbow Six Siege is reportedly coming to mobile phones soon as its developer Ubisoft is in collaboration with Tencent’s gaming platform WeGame. Tom Henderson of eXputer placed the supposed announcement date on April 6, 2022. Until then, details are scarce as to how the mobile version will come out. At this juncture, it would be prudent to keep speculations in check before any official statements are available.
Last year, rumors circulated about the possibility of having Rainbow Six Siege for mobile when leaks revealed Ubisoft conducting a survey targeted for mobile players. Other shooter games recently published by Tencent include PUBG MOBILE, Call of Duty: Mobile, and Apex Legends Mobile.
The game Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is derived from Tom Clancy’s 1998 techno-thriller novel Rainbow Six. It is the latest in the video game franchise that was spawned from the novel until the release of Rainbow Six Extraction last January. First launched in 2015, Rainbow Six Siege has since reported having over 70 million registered players globally. The game is currently available for play in PlayStation, Windows, and Xbox.
Entering the world of mobile is seen as beneficial to prevent rip-offs in platforms where the game is not available. To recall, Ubisoft pursued in 2020 a lawsuit involving Area F2, an alleged clone of Rainbox Six Siege developed by Qookka Games, a subsidiary of Chinese entertainment company Ejoy. The game was terminated as of May 20, 2020.