June 12, 2021 Here’s how Rainbow Six Siege’s cross-play is rolling out.
It looks like Rainbow Six Siege is finally getting cross-play. Ubisoft has previously indicated that it wants cross-play in all its PvP games, and after some early details on the feature came out, the devs have detailed how it’s going to roll out. PC, Stadia, and Luna are coming together on June 30, but the cross-play you actually care about is a bit more complicated – and coming a bit later.
Cross-play between Xbox and PlayStation is coming in “early 2022”, alongside cross-progression between all platforms. So you’ll be able to carry your progress and unlocks from PC to console, but you won’t be smoking the console folks with your elite mouse and keyboard skills.
For the near future, cross-play and cross-progression will be available across PC, Stadia, and Luna on June 30. So if you’re a cloud gaming die-hard, you might actually be able to find a match in Siege soon.
Siege has to deal with the same problem all competitive FPS games with cross-play have had to reckon with – how do you ensure a level playing field between controllers and mice? Input-based matchmaking has been one solution, but I guess Ubisoft’s answer is not to deal with it at all. Which is valid!
Just announced at Ubisoft Forward:
🖱️PC, Stadia, and Luna Crossplay
♻️Cross-progression between all platforms
📺 Tune-in for more announcements: https://t.co/ika7X3N1aY
— Rainbow Six Siege (@Rainbow6Game) June 12, 2021
For what else you might find on the Rainbow Six Siege Year 6 roadmap, you can follow that link.