Fighting Aliens With Friends
At Ubisoft Forward during E3, Ubisoft announced Rainbow Six Extraction, a game that uses the mechanics and engine of Rainbow Six: Siege, but allows players to team together to fight against parasite aliens that are quite infectious. Thus far, the game has announced different operators that may be used, in much the same vein as Rainbow Six Siege. In its most recent trailer, the cross-play and cross-progression mechanics of the upcoming release has been unveiled along with bonus content in Rainbow Six Siege. Rainbow Six Extraction is set to launch on 16th September 2021 on PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia and Luna.
In the trailer, it is confirmed that as of Day One, Rainbow Six Extraction will be unified across all platforms with cross-play features. Furthermore, players can share their game progress across any account on all platforms and can even cross-save on PC, Cloud, Ubisoft Connect and next-gen and current-gen consoles.
Besides the announcement pertaining to Rainbow Six Extraction, players of Rainbow Six Siege who jump into the co-op action will receive benefits such as the United Front Bundle. Anyone who plays both games will also unlock all eighteen extraction operators permanently in Rainbow Six Siege. If fans decide to pre-order the game, they will receive the Orbital Decay Bundle, which features operators in futuristic space suits.
Rainbow Six Extraction is a 1-3 player co-op tactical shooter wherein players must use their operators to risk it all in highly contagious dangerous containment zones. Tactics, skills and abilities must be deployed to ensure survival. The cross-play addition to the game is interesting, as companies have begun to break down the barrier between consoles and PC.