Game director Jean-Baptiste Halle isn't sure it's a good idea to mix PC and console players, though.
Back when Ubisoft switched from Uplay to its shiny new Ubisoft Connect client last year, the publisher promised that future games would feature cross-saving and cross-platform play as much as possible. At the time, that promise didn't include Rainbow Six Siege, which was disappointing for players who hoped to combine their operator and skin collections across every platform. Rejoice: It sounds like we're going to get our wish, eventually.
During a recent preview event for the upcoming Crimson Heist season, Siege game director Jean-Baptiste Halle told PC Gamer that these features are in progress. "We're actively working on cross-progression and crossplay," he said. "Within the realm of consoles, I think it would be great if PlayStation and Xbox could play together."
Halle said that crossplay would make for shorter matchmaking times, especially in regions where one console's population far outshines the other. He used the example of Asian regions, where PlayStation players far outnumber Xbox. As for the PC, Halle is "skeptical" of joining the platform with its console cousins.
"I can see the pros, but I can also see the cons," he said. "So, for this one, it's too early for us to communicate."
One of the cons, Halle agreed, is the inherent advantage that keyboard and mouse users would have over controller players in a precise shooter like Siege.