A closed Alpha version of the game has already been announced following the confirmation, and players can sign up on the official webpage to receive updates for the game as well as a chance to try the game before release – given the context, this seems quite likely to mean that some players will be sent invites to the closed Alpha, and possibly tests beyond that. If you’re interested in being one of the first to play, we’ve got a guide on how to sign up for Rainbow Six Mobile’s beta.
What platforms will Rainbow Six Mobile be available on?
The official Ubisoft website linked above for news signups features a platform selection screen before you can sign up. This page shows options for both Android and iOS, so it seems we can expect to get Rainbow Six Mobile on both major mobile operating systems.
This doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll release Rainbow Six Mobile on both platforms at the same time, or that both will receive the same tests. It’s entirely possible Ubisoft may run the Closed Alpha and future tests on only one system and then run a later test on the other, or both together – but little has been confirmed about what each platform can expect just yet.
It however does seem to be a safe bet judging by the website that the game will be released on both, so no one needs to worry about missing out on the game, it will launch on your mobile platform of choice. When and in what form that will be is not totally clear at the moment, but we can expect Ubisoft to drip feed more information about the title as development progresses.
Is There a Release Date for Rainbow Six Siege Mobile?
We still don’t currently have a concrete release date for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Mobile just yet. However, according to rumors, fans should expect Ubisoft will unveil the mobile port for Rainbow Six Siege next month on April 6th.
The game is believed to be in development in a collaboration with Tencent/WeGame. We will likely know a lot more in early April, but for now, the information is a bit murky. Based on an earnings call document from Tencent shown below, we can see “Projects with Ubisoft” listed under the “Building on Multi-year investments to drive future growth section.”
Judging by the ordering shown, it seems like whatever that project is, it’s likely an early 2023 project. Assuming that Rainbow Six Siege Mobile is coming, this could well mean a release date somewhere in the first half of next year. But, we’ll still need to wait for April 6th to know more.
It also wouldn’t be much of a surprise to see the likes of Rainbow Six Siege appear in a mobile format in the near future. After all, other games in the same genre and similar overall gameplay style have already done so, such as Respawn Entertainment with Apex Legends: Mobile.
Given the hype around that title, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Rainbow six follow a similar path and also go mobile in the near future – the only real question is when not why.
It’s worth remembering that Rainbow Six has been an enduring success since its release in 2015, with 70 million total players across all platforms according to Ubisoft back in December 2020, which allows us to conclude the demand for the title on our phones is likely there, waiting to be tapped.
And with all of that in mind, a Reddit thread posted some time back in the /r/GamingLeaksandRumours subreddit highlighted some interesting questions in a survey sent from Ubisoft Halifax specifically to mobile gamers. Among those questions were “Do you recognize this game?” with an image of Rainbow Six and questions about mobile game playtime. The two together in the same survey certainly indicate an interest in expanding Rainbow six to mobile devices.
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