Rainbow Six Siege: Will we see Cross-play become available on Next-Gen consoles?

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Rainbow Six Siege is one of the last games to not adopt crossplay between PS4, Xbox One, and PC players - but will players see a change to this on next-generation consoles?

Developer Confirmation for Cross-play

 In March 2020, the developer confirmed that those on PS5 will be able to access matchmaking with PS4 players.

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COMMUNICATION: Work together with your teammates in order to be more efficient in Rainbow Six Siege

The same will be possible for those wanting to play between Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One consoles.

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However, this functionality only expands to the particular family of consoles; PlayStation, Xbox, and PC players will continue not seeing one another in matchmaking lobbies.

Speculation of full cross-play availability

As more games are branching out to allow full cross-play availability, there is still hope for this to eventually change with regards to Rainbow Six Siege.

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REVOLUTIONARY: Game director drops hint that cross-play will arrive in future

Game director Leroy Athanassof provided Rainbow fans with huge encouragement as he gave Window Central his view on the matter.

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He stated it’s a conversation that has to be had between Xbox and PlayStation, but he believes that “it’s just a matter of time before it happens.”

Rainbow Six Siege on Next-Gen

At Ubisoft Forward in September, the developers confirmed that the game will launch on next-gen systems before the end of 2020.

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NEW EXPERIENCE: Rainbow Six Siege will run at 4K resolution on Xbox Series X and PS5

Players remaining in the same console family will be able to upgrade to the next-gen version of Siege for free.

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That means you can go from PS4 to PS5 or Xbox One to Series S or X, and your game will come with you.

That also means that you'll keep all of your unlocked Operators!

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