During September's Ubisoft Forward, Ubisoft treated viewers to some new previews, trailers and details for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege.
The most exciting news is that the game is getting a massive next-gen update to coincide with the release of the next generation of consoles, Sony's PS5 and Microsoft's Xbox Series X, later in 2020. Details are scant at this point but Ubisoft has guaranteed that players can expect 120 FPS and up to 4K resolution. All current game owners will get the next-gen version of the game on the same family of devices at no additional cost, and players will keep their progression and in-game content. The game will be cross-generation, meaning next-gen players will be able to play with current-gen players on the same family of devices.
This suggests that Ubisoft are adapting the existing game to make the most of next gen software rather than release a full-blown sequel. It'll be interesting to see how many other games go down this route. Ubisoft didn't give an exact date but you'd imagine it'll be ready to go for when the new consoles are revealed. As to when that'll be, we'll have to wait and see.
In addition to the update news, Ubisoft gave us a preview of Operation Shadow Legacy, the third season of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Year 5, which is now available. This new season brings the addition of Sam Fisher from the Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell saga as a new operator, a rework of the Chalet map, an improvement of the ping system and many other key updates.
Owners of the Year 5 Pass can play with Zero aka Sam Fisher immediately, while other players can unlock him with Renown or R6 Credits starting September 17. New seasonal content, including the Chalet map rework, are available for free to all players. Year 5 Season 3 also welcomes the Battle Pass, available now through October 19.