Ubisoft is giving away an early Christmas treat for gamers. The French game developer is holding a free weekend for Rainbow Six Siege on PC. Yes, you hear that right they are providing it for free. To play it, you just have to score an access code from a friend or generous stranger who owns the game.
Rainbox Six Siege gamers can send up to four codes to other players. For each code that is redeemed, the gamer who sent it will earn a 24-hour Renown Boost.
The players who redeem a free-to-play-weekend code can access the game immediately. The promo will be able to play from today until Sunday, Dec. 20 at 9:01 pm Pacific.
For Siege gamers who want to redeem the code, they can visit www.rainbow6keys.ubi.com to get the referral keys. Moreover, for recruits who decided to avail the game, they can purchase it with 25% discount from the Uplay Shop and keep their in-game progression.
According to a published analysis from Forbes, Ubisoft's latest promo is not a bad idea at all. It suggests that the game developer is worried about the relatively new game's player-base. Referral programs like this one usually come around a bit later in a game's life-cycle, when servers start to empty out.
In a marketing perspective, Forbes analysis said Ubisoft has to redesign the game's revenue model if they are already hurting enough to warrant another free weekend.
In a game review from NDTV, it says Rainbow Six Siege has faster battle pace. It isn't as zippy as other shooters, yet despite how heavy the armour on the character appears to be, death comes quickly. Each battle becomes a frantic scurry.
Furthermore, the movement in the game is nowhere close to the speed of most modern day shooters. This enhanced movement makes each moment in the game thrilling. The majority of players also noticed the guns that have a unique sense of weight, feel, and recoil.
Rainbow Six Siege is an indicator that maybe we don't always need new genres of games as much as we need to reexamine our approach to old ones, according to PC World review.
It's not that anything Siege does is particularly new-tactical play (Counter-Strike, Arma, et cetera) mixed with a bit of destruction physics (Battlefield, Red Faction). However, by taking these two aspects and expanding them to a scope supported by current hardware, Ubisoft has created a compelling game that feels unique.