Rainbow Six Siege CONFIRMED for PS5 and Xbox Series X – Ubisoft shooter makes jump to next-gen
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Rainbow Six Siege CONFIRMED for PS5 and Xbox Series X – Ubisoft shooter makes jump to next-gen

Lloyd Coombes
17 February 2020

Rainbow Six Siege has been confirmed for next-gen, and fans of Ubisoft's tactical shooter have some good news.

Rainbow Six: Siege has been confirmed to be coming to next-gen consoles including both PS5 and Xbox Series X.

It may not surprise many, but Ubisoft's popular 2015 shooter is on its way to both next-generation systems – hopefully at launch.

In an interview with Windows Central, Game director Leroy Athanassof said that Ubisoft doesn't want to split the community.

“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,” he stated.

The intention, according to Athanassof, is to allow players to play with friends across the same family. But what about PlayStation players taking on their Xbox counterparts?

Good news there, as Athanassof suggested that it's more a case of "when" than "if" cross-play is supported in the future.

“We would love to be fully cross-play – have Xbox players matchmaking against the PlayStation players,” he said.

“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.”

Siege continues to grow at an extraordinary rate, with Operation Void Edge, the next addition to the tactical shooter launching next month. You can find everything we know about the update here.

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