While we’re still no closer to seeing the PS5, it’s good to know that when it does finally release there will be some top-tier games available from day one. Ubisoft has confirmed that it will be there on the grand opening of next-gen with its blockbuster hit Rainbow Six Siege.
Speaking to Windows Central, Ubisoft’s Leroy Athanassof, game director of Rainbow Six Siege, confirmed that Ubisoft will be there from launch.
“Why I can’t give you a date is because those dates are, in the end, on the people doing the next-gen consoles,” Athanassof stated. “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.”
Athanassof also goes on to say that he hopes cross-play will continue next-gen, which would see players on both the PS5 and Xbox Series X duke it out together in Rainbow Six Siege, something that is becoming more commonplace these days, though it’s still missing with the current-gen versions of Rainbow Six Siege.
What’s more is that PS5 players will still be able to play with PS4 players. Athanassof confirmed that cross-generational matchmaking will be present in the PS5 version of Rainbow Six Siege, meaning that PS5 and PS4 players will be able to compete or cooperate, despite being on different console generations.
It’s good to know that Rainbow Six Siege will be available from launch on PS5, but there are still questions to be asked. Like, if you already own the game on PS4, will you be able to get it on PS5 for free? What about backwards compatibility? Sony has already said that it wants to keep players happy with backwards compatibility, and Ubisoft has also confirmed that it’s a thing the publisher already knows about. Will it just be the PS4 version made to run on PS5? Will there be a next-gen patch to improve the graphics and features? These are all fair questions, and so it baffles me that Windows Central didn’t ask them. Ah well, we’ll see soon enough, so long as the PS5 actually manages to release this year amid production woes caused by the ongoing Coronavirus.
Source: Windows Central