Ubisoft game director Leroy Athanassof told Windows Central that Rainbow Six Siege will be available at launch for the next generation of consoles, the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.
Not only do players of Ubisoft’s tactical FPS get to play immediately on Microsoft and Sony’s new gaming platforms, but cross-generation multiplay will also be ready. This means people playing on the next-gen machinery get to play with friends on the old-gen consoles. He goes into wanting cross-platform matchmaking for Xbox and PlayStation fans, but that is still in the air.
“Again, this is more a discussion between Microsoft and Sony,” He said. “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 is unsure of letting consoles players face PC users, but he does mention if it were to happen, it would be up to gamers on PS or Xbox to decide to face keyboard and mouse competitors.
One thing the director hopes for is to let players migrate their accounts over another platform. So, if you play on console but want to switch to PC, you can change your account over to keep all of your progression. If this happens, then you will not have to worry about losing out on your Elite skins or loadouts.
Ubisoft is gearing up for Operation Void Edge, which will feature two new operators, Oryx and Yana, and a rework of Oregon. Along with this, the studio has laid out its plans for Year Five. Some of the changes include reworking old maps like House, Skyscraper, and Chalet. New playable characters will only appear once a season rather than twice, except for the first two seasons, and old operators like Tachanka will get redone entirely with a new loadout and gadget.
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