Ahead of its launch in a couple of weeks on January 20, Ubisoft
has announced that the tactical co-op action of Rainbow Six Extraction
is headed to Xbox Game Pass
on PC and Console. The move (a very welcome one as we're very keen for this one) is also a precursor for Ubi's own subscription service Ubisoft+ coming to Xbox sometime this year.
Currently available on PC, Ubisoft+ offers access to Ubisoft's entire library of game including new releases. Though having it as a seperate sub to Xbox Game Pass sounds like a recipe for it become lost in the shuffle. Perhaps, just like with EA Play, it will be added to the more premium Xbox Game Pass Ultimate tier in the coming months.
Anywho, Rainbow Six Extraction. A very cool addition to the Xbox Game Pass library. Especially considering that its 1-3 player co-op offers up dynamic missions that can be tackled multiple times. Like a mix between Left 4 Dead and the tactical gadgetry of Rainbow Six Siege.
“By making Rainbow Six Extraction available to Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass members on the day and date of its launch via Xbox Game Pass, we’re demonstrating that we believe in the value and choice that game subscriptions offer to players,” said Chris Early, Ubisoft’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development. “Rainbow Six Extraction for Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass members is just the beginning. Ultimately, we will offer the Ubisoft+ subscription service to Xbox owners so that they can enjoy the full extent of our Ubisoft+ game library, including new releases, on their consoles.”
Rainbow Six Extraction is of course also on track for standalone release across PC, Xbox, and PlayStation