Ubisoft has announced that Rainbow Six Extract will launch on January 22nd and will launch with a Buddy Pass system that allows your friends to play for free for a short time. The PvE spinoff from the tactical shooter Rainbow Six Siege will have players take on three-person team missions against aliens. As long as one of you owns the game, you can invite two teams to play with you without purchase for two weeks.
Mining service owners will be able to send up to two Buddy Pass tokens to friends. The game will have a cross-player mode, so they are also possible on any platform. After accepting the invitation, they will have access to the game as long as they are on a team with you.
Your friends will be able to play any content you’ve unlocked with you, with the exception of post-launch DLCs. Any progress those friends make while playing will be carried over if they also decide to purchase the game. Watch Frequently asked questions for more information.
I’m so glad Ubi is doing this. I’m really interested in playing Extraction, but I know some of my friends are skeptical. This way they can at least try it on me without having to commit any cash to it. And hey, I think if we play enough we can get through it in two weeks.
Ubisoft has also announced that they have reduced the price of the game. Whereas before it would have cost £50/$60, now it will be £34/$40 (at least for the standard version). Anyone who pre-orders the higher price will get the difference refunded.
Rainbow Six Extraction (formerly Quarantine) was supposed to arrive this year, but was delayed along with Rider’s Republic (launched last month).
I am looking forward to this. It is supposed to be a stealth affair where you can lose the operator during missions if you are not careful. Don’t worry, come back in July I interviewed the developers who told me the game has a backup safety system so you’ll never be left without playable characters. That still doesn’t mean you should sacrifice them to aliens.