The French company wants to get a foothold on Microsoft’s console, and thus, Ubisoft made two announcements.
Ubisoft Montreal announced that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction (even though everyone skips the Tom Clancy’s part from the name…) will be available from launch day (January 20) on Xbox Game Pass for consoles, cloud, and on PC (as PC Game Pass; the name was recently changed for the PC version of the subscription), which effectively guarantees for the French publisher to see the franchise break records due to subscribers not having to pay a dime to play the game.
“By making Rainbow Six Extraction available to Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass members on the day and date of its launch via Xbox Game Pass, we’re demonstrating that we believe in the value and choice that game subscriptions offer to players. Rainbow Six Extraction for Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass members is just the beginning. Ultimately, we will offer the Ubisoft+ subscription service to Xbox owners so that they can enjoy the full extent of our Ubisoft+ game library, including new releases, on their consoles,” said Ubisoft senior vice president of strategic partnerships and business development Chris Early in a statement.
“With Rainbow Six Extraction, Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass members are getting another blockbuster added to their library on the same day the title launches. And because Rainbow Six Siege will be on both Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass as well, the Rainbow Six community and fans of tactical shooters will have plenty to look forward to playing together, no matter where they play,” Xbox game creator experience and ecosystem corporate vice president Sarah Bond added.
Ubisoft+ will be available on Xbox platforms in the future. The service launched on PC allows over one hundred Ubisoft titles for a monthly fee (15€), including brand new releases and DLC from day one. It also offers monthly rewards, including cosmetics, boosters, or in-game items. Ubisoft announced on Twitter that Ubisoft+ will not be part of Xbox Game Pass. It will require a separate subscription altogether.
Rainbow Six Extraction will launch on January 20 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PC (Epic Games Store, Ubisoft Store), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, and Amazon Luna.
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