Ubisoft will bring its longest-running, most successful live service game to next-gen consoles.
As if there was any doubt, Ubisoft has revealed its commitment to bringing Rainbow Six Siege to PS5 and Xbox Series X at the launch of the next-gen consoles this holiday season.
Game director Leroy Athanassof wasn't able to provide a date, for obvious reasons, but said the developer does not 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 told Windows Central.
Athanassof also confirmed that next-gen owners will be able to play with the existing playerbase within the same console family. It's not yet clear if Athanassof is simply referring to a forward-compatible version of Siege, or an entirely new SKU.
As for cross-play between PlayStation and Xbox One, Athanassof suggested that it's only a matter of time before the feature arrives. "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."
The developer would also like to support cross-progression, but once again, it's more a question of policy than tech. Siege's latest pair of operators arrive today on test servers as part of operation Void Edge.