I do know October is over and we’re meant to be taking down the decorations, however it feels a bit of extreme that Rainbow Six Siege is excising all skulls, blood and extra from its maps. The weird cuts to the tactical staff shooter are resulting from builders Ubisoft Montreal not eager to juggle a number of regional variations of maps as they develop into Asian territories. The modifications appear principally minor and purely beauty, however the earlier than and after footage in the developer blog-post here are eyebrow-raising.
On a purely pragmatic stage, it is smart. While it’s simple to show off gore results or presumably questionable dialogue strains on a per-region foundation, any particulars baked into ranges would wish juggling between editions. A easy change to avoid wasting their mappers some fiddly work, however the truth that it’s taking place after so lengthy feels unusual. Probably extra seen than the map modifications, they’re altering the icons used within the UI to symbolize melee kills and deaths. A fist replaces a knife, a crossed-out particular person replaces a cranium and pleasant fireplace is a colour-inverted model of the crossed particular person.
With the Chinese games market and its adjoining territories exploding in dimension, it looks like modifications like this would possibly turn into extra normal in the long term. Still, China looks like a risky scene. Recently, large streaming community Twitch got blocked in China. Steam’s group options are already restricted in China, and the nation’s gaming regulator aren’t licensing any new releases, per the South China Morning Post. It looks like all it will take is one false step or one peeved authorities determine to axe digital distribution to China virtually utterly. Fingers crossed.
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