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What does next-gen Rainbow Six Siege mean for PC players?

Published: 08:29, 17 February 2020
Updated: 09:09, 21 February 2020
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Ubisoft officially confirmed that their online tactical shooter Rainbow Six Siege will be coming to next-generation consoles PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

Ubisoft's tactical shooter Rainbow Six Siege will launch on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X with full support for cross-gen multiplayer, which will bridge the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 and the Xbox One and Xbox Series X players.

Today, the publisher shared more details about the next-gen port, mainly speaking about the PC platform and how will the next-gen version affect the PC players. Ubisoft made it clear that there are no plans to introduce cross-play feature between consoles and PC, which was expected to be fair and it makes a lot of sense for a game like Rainbow Six Siege.

Even if the game adds this feature sometime in the future, it would be optional. "If you want to match with these players, to have better matchmaking, or whatever, and get your ass kicked by a keyboard and mouse, up to you," Game director Leroy Athanassoff told WindowsCentral .

In 2019, Athanssoff also confirmed that PC players have nothing to worry about regarding the next-gen version as Ubisoft want to be completely transparent about the next-gen version. Everything will continue to evolve the way is now, which means, new seasons, operators and other content on a regular basis. "They’ll open the same client and play the same game," Athanssoff explained.

Rainbow Six Siege is Ubisoft's biggest title when it comes to player count with 50 million registered players. Ubisoft plan to continue expanding the game in the next 10 years instead of releasing the sequel. The publisher want to add over 100 new operators over the next decade and they started the process with Iana and Oryx .

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Screenshots of Rainbow Six Siege operators.

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