Rainbow Six Siege, Xbox One X, and PS5 – What to Expect

It looks like Ubisoft is all-in on bringing Rainbow Six Siege to next-gen consoles.

Ubisoft has said that Rainbow Six Siege will be available for both the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 from launch.

Word comes from game director Leroy Athanassof in an interview with Windows Central:

“What I can tell you is that we are going to be on [the consoles] from launch. When they will release the consoles; but it’s up to them to agree that. For Siege, our target is to be available right at launch.”

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That’s not the good news, though. The good news is that when the Series X and PS5 launch, Rainbow Six Siege will support cross-generational multiplayer. That means that certain players – the ones that don’t upgrade to next-gen systems at launch – won’t be alienated from the rest of their friends that do.

Athanassof also suggested that Ubisoft is more than willing to support cross-platform multiplayer between PlayStation and Xbox but was quick to point out that it’s not in their hands. Cross-platform matchmaking is more about whether or not Sony and Microsoft can hash out a deal to make it happen. If it does happen, Ubisoft will be ready:

“We would love to be full cross-play – have Xbox players matchmaking against PlayStation players. We are ready to support that.” 

With that in mind, I wouldn’t hold my breath on cross-platform multiplayer happening anytime soon. Eventually, it will happen, but it’s far from likely to happen when the Series X and PS5 launch. You should count your blessings and be happy that you’ll be able to play between old and new generation consoles at launch.

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Jerry Martinhttps://www.addictedtoplay.net
Jerry Martin is an avid gamer and prefers to spend his time playing first-person shooters like Call of Duty and Halo. His all-time favorite game is Modern Warfare 2, but Assassin’s creed 3 comes in a close second, and he’s a huge fan of the Legend of Zelda series. He is a co-founder of Addictedtoplay.net and spends as much time coding as he does shooting people online. Jerry prefers playing on his PC, but also owns an Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as he takes pride in being a non-discriminate gamer.

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