Ubisoft Montreal has revealed that it wants to bring Rainbow Six Siege to next-generation platforms like PS5 and Xbox Scarlett. The developer has confirmed that they are not working on Rainbow Six Siege sequel despite the game’s success and the advent of new consoles.
Rainbow Six Brand Director, Alexandre Remy recently told Daily Star that the team wants to port the game to next-generation or make use of backward compatibility features of the upcoming consoles. Apparently, the studio is already working to bring Rainbow Six Siege to next-gen platforms like PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett.
Alexandre Remy explained the reason for not working on a Rainbow Six Siege sequel by saying:
We don’t want to segregate our community between the different platforms. In an ideal world tomorrow, we’d love players from every platform to be able to play together. We are approaching next-gen with the same spirit.
We’ve been asking how can we make the player base of Siege today be able to migrate – if they want to migrate, that is – but also make this cheaper as much as possible or through backwards compatibility.
We are not surprised by the above statement since Ubisoft has already confirmed that they intend to support Rainbow Six Siege for a long time. In addition to this, the developer plans to bring at least 100 agents in the game. This way, we can see some of these agents arrive after the launch of next-generation consoles.
As for the future plans, Remy has confirmed that Ubisoft is in talks with Sony and Microsoft to bring R6S to next-generation consoles. Furthermore, Remy says that the team will make sure to treat next-generation consoles like high-end PCs.
Sony has already confirmed that PlayStation 5 will be able to play PS4 games, which will make things easier for Ubisoft. On the other hand, Microsoft is expected to talk about Xbox Scarlett backward compatibility feature at E3 2019.
In short, this is great news for Rainbow Six Siege players as they will get to play the game with their friends across different platforms.
Remy’s statement also shuts down the rumors of a possible spin-off entry in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six series with new modes and campaign.
Given the success of Rainbow Six Siege, there’s no reason for Ubisoft to rush things and pump out a sequel. Rainbow Six Siege released back in 2015 and still continues to be supported by the developer. It’s safe to say that R6S is a very perfect example of the games as a service model.
Operation Phantom Sight is the name of next operation coming to Rainbow Six Siege. There’s no R6S Phantom Sight release date yet but it’s expected to release in upcoming weeks. Operation Phantom will bring two new operators to the game along with a new map and some game balance changes. Interested folks can check watch Operation Phantom gameplay below.
Maybe Ubisoft will talk about Rainbow Six Siege coming to PS5 and Xbox Scarlett at E3 2019. To find out we can do nothing but wait until the event starts.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is currently available on Sony’s PlayStation 4, Microsoft’s Xbox One and PC.