Ubisoft has revealed that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege has increased in popularity considerably since the game launched nearly nine months ago.
According to figures given to IGN, the “daily player total is higher today than it was when we first shipped the game nine months ago,” Ubisoft told the outlet. Since the release of the game’s latest expansion, Skull Rain, the amount of daily active players is up 40%.
Although no exact figures are given, a graph showing the increase in the game’s popularity since launch can be seen below:
Graph via IGN
Recently the developers have started banning “thousands” of cheating players using BatteEye, an anti-cheat system. “We invest in Rainbow Six Siege as we would invest in our own home – we check the pipes, the foundations and everything else,” said creative director Xavier Marquis. “That’s because we are here to stay.”
Rainbow Six Siege launched December of last year and is available on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The latest add-on content, Skull Rain, was released last week. It adds two Brazilian operators and a new map.
In other Ubisoft-related news, Far Cry 3’s expansion, Blood Dragon, was announced to support backwards compatibility with Xbox One.