Next-Gen Rainbow Six Siege ports to launch Day One on PS5 and Xbox Series X


17, 2020

Ubisoft will be supporting the upcoming console successors right out of the gate with Next-Gen Rainbow Six Siege ports launching on day one for Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.

Revealed through a recently released Developer Diary on the official Ubisoft YouTube account, the developer unveiled its plans to keep the popular first-person shooter steady throughout the next generation of gaming.

“For Siege, our target is to be available right at launch,” Creative Director Leroy Athanassof revealed to Windows Central.

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With the title’s competitive nature, Athanassof revealed that the team would like to implement cross-play functionality between all consoles, current-gen and next-gen.

“We would love to be fully cross-play — have Xbox players matchmaking against the PlayStation players,” continues Athanassof. “We are ready to support that. And hopefully, this will happen because as I said, it’s a general move in the industry, and there is nothing that can prevent that. It’s just a matter of time before it happens.”

With Microsoft’s openness of cross-platform play allowing gamers to experience Minecraft, PUBG, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and more with friends outside of the Xbox ecosystem, it’s only a matter of time before most multiplayer titles follow suit.

While some titles, like Final Fantasy XIV, are still unavailable on some platforms due to archaic system restrictive rules, it’s only a matter of time before those boundaries are broken down.

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