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“For these updates, we needed a bit more time in order to prepare and make sure they have a smooth launch,” said Guillaume Gad, associate producer at Ubisoft Montreal.
“We know cross-play is a feature a lot of you have been anticipating and we are thrilled to see the enthusiasm its announcement has inspired.”
Ubisoft Montreal IT director Paul Vlasie also said: “Bringing these player bases together benefits everyone. It will finally allow you to play with your friends across different platforms.
“It also means that your progression will now follow you anytime and anywhere you play.”
The second season of Rainbow Six Siege Year 6, North Star, launches on June 14, introducing the new operator Thunderbird and the reworked map Favela, amongst other updates.
Earlier on Saturday, Ubisoft premiered the first official Rainbow Six Extraction gameplay and announced a mid-September release date for the title.