The Gold edition also increased to $89.99, and the Complete edition rose to $129.99.
Needless to say, this was not a popular decision for Rainbow Six Siege, as the fanbase was rattled.
In response to the customer backlash, Ubisoft has repealed the price of the rebranded Advanced edition, stating it will be “keeping the standard edition in the store at the current price.” However, the price hikes for the Gold and Complete edition still stand, but these changes do not go into effect until February 13, 2018.
With its Year 3 season pass now available, hopefully this (attempted) move doesn’t hurt sales; after all, Ubisoft did listen to its fanbase and back down on a highly-controversial decision, at least for the standard version.
With the teases of Operation Chimera and the Outbreak mode, Rainbow Six Siege may maintain the surging popularity that has propelled it into its third year of content.