Rainbow Six Siege struggled when it launched in December 2015. It failed to generate much excitement and reviews were lukewarm. Fast forward 20 months and Siege is one of the biggest first-person shooters around. The turnaround, it seems, is complete.
In a blog post, Ubisoft said 2.3 million people play Siege every day, which is an impressive number indeed. The game just hit the 20 million registered players mark, too.
Now, I’m more interested in the 2.3 million daily players number, as that’s a better indication of Siege’s current health than the 20 million registered players figure (there was a beta and multiple free weekends and trials that will have inflated the latter). We don’t have stats for PS4, Xbox One nor uPlay, but Steam gives us a concurrent player number, which at the time of publication is a healthy 28,743, with a 45,979 peak today. That makes Siege the 13th most-popular game on Steam right now, ahead of the likes of Rocket League, Skyrim and Fallout 4.