January already looked set to be a solid month for Xbox Game Pass, with Mass Effect Legendary Edition coming to the service, but now subscribers can look forward to a brand new title too. Microsoft and Ubisoft have announced that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction is coming to Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass from day one.
The Rainbow Six PvE spin-off comes to Game Pass on January 20, the same day it releases on Xbox Series X|S, PS5/PS4, and PC. Ubisoft is pricing Rainbow Six Extraction at a budget price of $39.99 for players who plan to buy the game.
Extraction also introduces a cross-play Buddy Pass, where each copy of the game comes with two passes to invite friends to play for free for 14 days.
Rainbow Six Extraction is a co-op PvE first-person shooter where you can work with up to two other players to take down an alien enemy called the Archeans. The game was originally called Rainbow Six Quarantine when it was announced at E3 2019. Ubisoft temporarily changed the name to Rainbow Six Parasite, before finally settling on Extraction with the game’s re-release last summer. In addition to the new title, Game Pass subscribers will also have access to Rainbow Six Siege, Extraction’s PvP counterpart, starting January 20.
In addition to today’s news, Ubisoft has also committed to bringing Ubisoft+ to Xbox consoles sometime in the future. The service is now available for PC and gives access to more than 100 Ubisoft titles for a monthly subscription, similar to Xbox Game Pass and EA Play.
Screenshots of Rainbow Six Extraction gameplay
However, this is not the same as the EA-Microsoft partnership where EA Play is bundled together with Game Pass, it just means that Xbox console owners will eventually be able to subscribe to Ubisoft’s service separately, whether they pay for Game Pass or not. For more, check out the rest of the big games coming this month.
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