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Rainbow Six Siege hits PS5, Xbox Series X next week

Performance/resolution mode, visual upgrades coming Dec. 1

Rainbow Six Siege - An operator prepares for a round of combat Image: Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft

Rainbow Six Siege will offer modes prioritizing performance or resolution, plus a host of visual upgrades, when its PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions launch on Dec. 1, Ubisoft announced Tuesday.

Siege will get a performance mode, which targets a frame rate of 120 frames per second with dynamic 4K resolution, and a resolution mode, which will opt for 60 fps action at a locked 4K resolution. That will apply to both the PS5 and Xbox Series X. On the Xbox Series S, said Ubisoft, the performance mode will target 120 frames per second at 1080p; resolution mode will shoot for 60 fps at 1728p.

“The graphical power of the PlayStation 5 enables better lighting and depth of field improvements, especially on long distance,” said Sony’s Tim Turi in a PlayStation Blog post. “Get ready to literally see your favorite map in a new light, and uncover new levels of detail.”

The PlayStation 5 version of Siege will have exclusive features through the DualSense controller. “Squeezing the trigger emulates the resistance of an actual trigger,” Turi said. This resistance will vary according to the weapon: light and quick for pistols, heavier for the LMG. “Players will also be able to feel the difference between single fire and full-automatic for full immersion,” Turi added.

Players with a current copy of Rainbow Six Siege on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One may upgrade to the PS5 or Xbox Series X version at no cost. Their progression and inventories will carry over, as well. Additionally, cross-play will be enabled between Siege players on PS4 and PS5, and Xbox One and Xbox Series X.

Ubisoft back in March confirmed cross-generation play capability for Rainbow Six Siege, and the PS4 and Xbox One versions are already backward-compatible on the newer consoles.

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