Rainbow Six Siege is one of the leading multiplayer games in the market. Back in summer 2018, Ubisoft introduced an auto-banning system in the game to ban players using offensive remarks. Now, Ubisoft has confirmed that Rainbow Six Siege auto-ban system in no longer active and has been replaced.
Rainbow Six Siege auto-ban system allowed the game to automatically detect and ban players making offensive remarks. This system is now replaced with a chat filter.
According to Ubisoft, the reason why they removed the auto-ban from Rainbow Six Siege is that the system was “intrusive”. Rainbow Six Siege auto-ban “was intrusive to the gameplay of other players not engaging in the inappropriate activity”.
The chat filer will not display any offensive message. The one who typed the message will get a private message notifying that it is currently under review.
However, Ubisoft noted that “manual toxicity reviews for temporary and permanent bans will continue in the same way that they have for the last few years”.
Speaking of the handling toxic players, Bioware has promised a proactive approach to handle toxicity in Anthem. According to system designer Chris Schmidt, Bioware is totally prepared to deal with toxic players in its upcoming game.
The general toxicity question is a great one. There has been quite a bit of talk about this recently in game development, led by the Fair Play Alliance. There are some great learnings about methods to combat toxicity that have been shared by several studios for the greater good. The tricky part is before you launch the game you don’t really know how much toxicity will surface in your player community.
Speaking of Rainbow Six Siege, last month the game faced quite a backlash from the community. The reason for the backlash was Ubisoft censoring Rainbow Six Siege.
However, after facing severe backlash, Ubisoft decided that it won’t censor the game. The changes were considered due to restriction in certain Asian countries and Ubisoft wanted a uniform version of the game globally.
The censor included the removal of references to violence, sex, and gambling. With Wind Bastion update the changes were reverted.
Currently, there is a battle royale craze going on. Developers are introducing battle royale mode to their games like CS: GO. However, not all developers are convinced that they should introduce battle royale mode to their game.
On such developer is Ubisoft as reportedly there won’t be any battle royale mode in Rainbow Six Siege.
The report suggests that developers would require to remove a number of game modes to make space for a battle royale mode in Rainbow Six Siege.
Also, the game will never get a single-player campaign. According to Ubisoft, the dev team wants to focus on the multiplayer.
Rainbow Six Siege is a first-person multiplayer shooter developed by Ubisoft. The game is available for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.