Rainbow Six Siege has been pottering along nicely for Ubisoft for four years, each year the game getting a new season pass with extra content, and that model will continue with the launch of the new consoles next year as Ubisoft have revealed they have no plans for a sequel.
“We don’t want a sequel whatsoever,” said Rainbow Six Brand Director, Alexandre Remy. “The reason behind this is 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.”
“The strength of any multiplayer game is the size of its community, so I do believe that we have to make every effort possible that when next gen comes in, they are treated as a high-end PC versus another PC,” he added.
Sony have already said PlayStation 4 games will be playable on the new console and there’s no reason not to expect the next Xbox to also include backwards compatibility.
“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 [than buying a new, next-gen copy of the game] as much as possible or through backwards compatibility,” stated Remy.
That sounds like there will be some sort of update to Rainbow Six Siege when the new consoles come out, but it will have to be purely cosmetic if next gen players are going to fight against those on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Cross platform play is still very restricted when it comes to the PlayStation network but perhaps Sony will be a little less restrictive when it comes to the next generation, they’re already working with Microsoft for their streaming technology.
Source: Daily Star