Many shooters have moved on mobile over the years, though there’s a resurrection thanks to the victory of battle royales like PUBG and Fortnite, showing in a new era of mobile shooting games like Call of Duty Mobile.
Noticing that even Electronic Arts (EA) is looking to join in on the joy with the eventual arrival of Battlefield on mobile (let’s not forget EA is also bringing Apex Legends to mobile this year), it makes feel Ubisoft would also be enthusiastic about jumping on the money train before it grows stale. So the studio has informed that it will bring a full version of Rainbow Six to Android and iOS in 2022.
Today’s statement is fresh, so facts are still light, but we already know Rainbow Six Mobile will exist as a standalone release that brings familiar play from the 2015 shooter Rainbow Six Siege to Android and iOS. Ubisoft has ensured that cross-play between Android and iOS will be available out of the box, though cross-play with the console/Computer version of Siege probably won’t happen. There’s no observation if Rainbow Six Mobile will support controllers, but customizable touch controls are hoped. We also know the game will be free-to-play, though there’s no comment on exactly how the game’s F2P monetization will perform.
Ubisoft has slightly shown what sort of gameplay to expect, so 5v5 player-vs-player (PvP) games will make up the game’s core in an attack/defence mode. Standard maps like Bank and Border are hoped, along with Secure Area and Bomb for PvP.
So there you have it. Rainbow Six is running mobile sometime this year, with testing desired to happen soon. If you’d like to toss your hat in the ring to partake in an upcoming gameplay trial, Ubisoft has you covered with a sign-up on the official Rainbow Six Mobile website.