Ahead of an upcoming beta (of which we'll have plenty of codes to giveaway), Ubisoft has confirmed we'll have local servers for Rainbow Six Siege.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege will be using the Microsoft Azure datacentres located in Australia to ensure players can enjoy an optimal online experience when the game is launched. “Local servers have been a priority from day one.” Said Ubisoft Australia MD Edward Fong. “It is essential that Australian gamers get to experience the same online environment as players across the globe.”
Microsoft Australia’s Cloud & Enterprise lead Toby Bowers said, “Ubisoft’s use of Microsoft Azure datacentres in Australia demonstrates Azure’s cross-platform capabilities and is great news for the gaming community who will enjoy the benefits of a locally hosted environment and support”.
It's a half-vague press release, but when probed, our local representative did indeed confirm that the game -- across all three platforms -- is powered by the local Azure datacentre. A first for this type of thing.
We're not too sure on the specifics here, but given the power of Microsoft's cloud this can only be a good thing for server-hosted cross-platforming (this likely doesn't mean PS4 players can play PC players though, or Xbox One).