What you need to know
- Rainbow Six Extraction is releasing on September 16 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.
- The new spin-off focuses on cooperative, squad-based first-person shooter action against a parasitic threat.
- The game was originally called Rainbow Six Quarantine before being renamed after the events of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
E3 2021 has officially kicked off today with Ubisoft Forward, Ubisoft's E3 presentation. Leading the announcements was the Rainbow Six Extraction, a new spin on Rainbow Six that introduces a new, deadly alien threat and some creepy-looking monsters that you and your team will have to exterminate on sight. Check out some of the new enemies in these new screenshots below.
Rainbow Six Extraction is a new spin-off focused on cooperative, squad-based first-person shooter action. It takes influence from Outbreak, one of the most popular limited-time Rainbow Six Siege events, pitting its cast against a mysterious biohazard pandemic threatening humankind.
Rainbow Six Extraction shares its tactical fundamentals with Rainbow Six Siege, developed by a new team under the same Montreal office. That includes shared defining signatures, including gadgets, gunplay, and destruction, but translated into a three-player cooperative setting with AI enemies. The new game also brings back many existing Rainbow Six Siege Operators.
While Rainbow Six Extraction may seem like a departure from the series, Rainbow Six Seige will continue to receive support from Ubisoft, including a new crossplay update. Starting on June 30, crossplay and cross-progression will be available between PC, Stadia, and Amazon Luna. Console players will receive cross progression in early 2022. Crossplay, however, seems to be limited to Xbox and PlayStation users.
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