Ubisoft‘s game, Rainbow Six Siege will support both the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X!
„Why I can’t give you a date [when the next-gen patch arrives] is because those dates are, in the end, on the people doing the next-gen consoles. 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. We don’t want to break our community. So, we want people who buy the new system right away to play it with their friends,” Leroy Athanassof, the game’s director, told Windows Central in an interview.
This is something big: with live service games (and let’s face it, Rainbow Six Siege is one of them – since its December 2015 launch, it has been constantly updated), we haven’t seen much news about them supporting both the current-gen consoles (the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One) and the next-gen ones (the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X). Thus, Ubisoft could be the first to announce such a thing on this front. „That means if you play on the next PlayStation, you will be able to matchmake with the previous PlayStation,” Athanassof added.
He also talked about they are ready to support cross-play between PlayStation and Xbox, but ultimately, the decision lies with Microsoft and Sony: „This is more a discussion between Microsoft and Sony. We would love to be fully cross-play — have Xbox players matchmaking against the PlayStation players. 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.,” he said.
So Ubisoft doesn’t want to make the same mistake they did with the PlayStation 4 Pro and the Xbox One X (they released the patch months after the consoles launched). The PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X will launch this Holiday season, and it shows Rainbow Six Quarantine (one of the few delayed games from Ubisoft due to the next-gen consoles) will not be alone on the new platforms.
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