No one should be surprised by this news, but it is yet another example of publishers eagerness to move away from a physical format altogether. There is no confirmation as to this move from Ubisoft happening in Europe and the US at this time, but I strongly suspect it will be the case.
The collectors edition will still be available as a physical product on all formats, but I wouldn’t be at all surprised if we see Rainbow Six Siege become yet another big title to receive an earlier digital release on consoles to tempt gamers to part sooner with their cash rather than wait for physical copies to hit the shelves.
Testing the water and all that…
Less shocking is the news that a demo recently released to the popular gaming press showed Rainbow Six Siege to be half as good as that ‘staged demo’ we caught a glimpse of at last years E3 with many of the key features having been trimmed back or removed altogether.
Who’d of thunk it?