Ubisoft set to increase pricing for Rainbow Six: Siege
I'm not sure how this is going to affect console gaming, as I guess there will be plenty of stock floating around for people to grab the now 'Standard Edition', but Ubisoft are set to change the cost of Rainbow Six: Siege sometime this year with the 'Standard Edition' changing to the 'Advanced Edition' and retailing at $60 (around £40).
This is how the versions will look and what they'll include...
Starter Edition ($14.99USD or regional equivalent)
Starter Edition of Rainbow Six Siege remains unchanged. It continues to be only available on PC and comes with access to all Rainbow Six Siege content: modes, maps, weapon options, level progression, and 600 Rainbow Six Credits, which can be used to purchase operators or cosmetics. The main difference between the Starter Edition and any other edition is that it takes an extended amount of time to unlock the 20 original Operators. The 20 original Operators cost 12,500 Renown each with the Starter Edition.
Advanced Edition ($59.99USD or regional equivalent)
You will notice that the Standard Edition is no longer available. The Standard Edition has been replaced with the Advanced Edition. The Advanced Edition comes with all of the content that the Standard Edition had – access to all Rainbow Six Siege content: modes, maps, weapon options, level progression and the standard amount of time required to unlock the original 20 Operators. As an added benefit, the Advanced Edition comes with 600 Rainbow Six Credits, and 10 Outbreak Collection Packs. More information pertaining to the Outbreak Packs can be found below.
Gold Edition ($89.99USD or regional equivalent)
The Year 2 Gold Edition has been retired now that we are entering Year 3. The new Gold Edition will contain all of the content in the Advanced Edition, as well as a Year 3 pass.
Complete Edition ($129.99USD or regional equivalent)
Given that we have a third year of content coming, we will also be making a change to the Complete Edition. It will now come with all content included in the Advanced Edition, the Year 1 and Year 2 Operators unlocked, and the Year 3 Pass.