Brand director Alexander Remy has said once again that Ubisoft is not planning a sequel to Rainbow Six Siege anytime soon, and that the existing game will move onto PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett in order to keep the community in the gameplay loop with the top-notch technology out there supported.
“The reason behind this is we don’t want to segregate our community between the different platforms,” said Remy in an interview with Daily Star. “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.”
This doesn’t necessarily mean that the game will get a brand new edition, though, as Ubisoft is looking into ways to allow the players to avoid buying another copy of the title they already own. This could also mean that the title will simply take advantage of the backwards compatibility feature implemented in both the platforms.
“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,” he added.
Of course, new consoles could mean more power and Ubisoft is making sure this doesn’t translate in a competitive edge for players on PS5 and Xbox Scarlett, although details on the matter are pretty sparse.
“I’m not sure exactly how you’d be able to deploy this, and we’re just having a conversation the first parties (Sony and Microsoft),” he shared. This is a very different beast from PS4 on PS5, so everything is still on the plate for what matters possibilities.