Ubisoft Montreal hints at Rainbow Six Siege beta

"We want to be online, we want to create a community"

Looking forward to Rainbow Six: Siege, this year's big reveal from Ubisoft? You might be able to play it sooner than you think, as developer Ubisoft Montreal carefully avoided talking about beta access in an E3 interview.

"Maybe a PR will kill me if I say so," said producer Sebastien Labbe when we asked about a beta program. "What I can say is that for sure, we're no different from the other online shooters. We want to be online - we're providing a strong PVP game, and if we want that we need to create a community. So if we wait until the launch, I expect it will be too late."


"There will certainly be things that will occur, but at the moment we can't talk about that. It's not clearly defined because it's still a lot of work to do, but certainly there will be some announcements about that. So stay tuned."

The game itself looks good, as shown in the debut Rainbow Six Siege video, and it's one of the highlights of this year's show. Find out more about it, plus all the other news from an increasingly malodorous LA Convention Center, at our Xbox E3 news roundup.