- Ubisoft has started R6 crossplay tests between PC and cloud-based platforms
- Fans hope that crossplay will bring cross-progression as well
- Ubisoft will release more news during the Ubisoft Forward event next month
The start of Rainbow Six Siege Crossplay tests gives fans hope that cross-progression will be coming along.
Ubisoft's Starts Testing the Long-Desired Crossplay
Crossplay is something that's been getting discussed more and more in recent times. The limitations that previously prevented different platforms from playing together are gradually being overshadowed by the advancements in network systems and technology. With that in mind, Ubisoft has begun working on crossplay for its competitive first-person shooter title Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege.
Ubisoft has announced on the official Rainbow Six Twitter page that it has already begun testing crossplay between PC and cloud-based platforms.
Alongside crossplay, the company threw in words “cross-progression,” which immediately sparked fans' attention. Cross-progression would allow fans to synchronize their achievements, cosmetics, and gear throughout the different platforms they are playing on. Needless to say, cross-progression has long been requested, and the mere mention of it was enough to raise the community's hopes. Many people used to play on Xbox before moving to PC, so such a change would be more than welcome.
There Might be Bumps Along the Way
Nothing is a fact yet, as Ubisoft didn't reveal a lot. There might be some problems along the way. The game's director Jean-Baptiste Halle recently spoke with PC Gamer, commenting that crossplay and progression is something that will definitely be great between PlayStation and Xbox. However, Halle also thinks there might be some issues in establishing a functional crossplay between PC and consoles.
“I can see the pros, but I can also see the cons,” Halle concluded.
In any case, crossplay and cross-progression have been so vocally requested by gamers that companies cannot turn a blind eye. Multiplayer games have always been about interacting with others and playing with or against friends. And many people own different consoles, and they have begun to see the lack of crossplay as a wall between themselves and their mates.
To top it, fans who made the switch to PC from the console are more and more demanding to get their old cosmetics and skins back. Especially now that Rainbow Six has had a popularity spike, people are more demanding than ever.
The company promised to announce more on the Ubisoft Forward event on June 12, so R6 enthusiasts should stay tuned.