"The Rainbow Six" gaming franchise had been a highly acclaimed tactical shooter game since its first release in 1998 for Windows, a year after the game ported to Nintendo 64 and Play Station 1. In its latest title, "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege," game publisher Ubisoft found great success as the game hit more than 20 Million registered players.

According to GameSpot, in a company Blog post,“Product Director Nicolas Lefebvre said in a statement, "Our community is growing and so is our ambition to make Siege a shooter that is here to stay.” The game ended up as one of Ubisoft's most valuable assets, slowly making its way up the competition ladder with "Destiny" and "Overwatch" boasting 30 million players each.

Apart from "Destiny" and "Overwatch," "Rainbow Six Siege" battles with other FPS franchises like "CoD," "Battlefield 1" and "CS:GO." With more players joining the game every day, "Rainbow Six Siege" shows potential in generating revenue with its current numbers of 20 million active players.

Let's look at what makes a number of players commit to "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege."


Released in December 2015, "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege" is the eleventh entry in the Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six series. The game gives emphasis on environmental destruction through a procedural destruction system, tactics used by SWAT teams in infiltration operations. Players gain tactical advantage by breaking structures and breaching through rooms through the use of explosives or by shooting walls to make bullet holes.

Teams can also ambush enemies by rappelling through windows and break open ceilings and floors using breach charges.

The game encourages players to utilize strategy and creativity to gain the upper hand. In addition to tactical infiltration, players can also set up heavy-duty fortifications on walls and deploy shields that act as a barrier around them for protection.

Players can also deploy strategic weapons to stop the enemy team from advancing. With all the elements in play, teams could have endless strategies they can use both defensively and offensively.

An award-winning author

"The Rainbow Six" game was based on a novel by Tom Clancy of the same title which was released in 1998. Tom Clancy is known for his technically detailed espionage and military-science storylines set during and after the Cold War.

He wrote other titles of the same genre which were also best sellers and are well received by fans of nonfiction books on military subjects. His novels have been turned

His novels have been turned into commercially successful films and have included high profile actors like Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck. A game based on the novel of an esteemed author is bound to hit high number of players, as his influence on the game brings a heavy emphasis on realism and teamwork. "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege" is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.