January already seemed to be a solid month for Xbox Game Pass, with the Mass Effect Legendary Edition coming to service, but now subscribers can look forward to a brand new title too. Microsoft and Ubisoft announced that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction is coming to Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass on day one.
The Rainbow Six PvE spinoff comes to Game Pass on January 20th, the same day it launches on Xbox Series X | S, PS5 / PS4, and PC. Ubisoft is offering Rainbow Six Extraction at a low price of $ 39.99 for players who want to buy the game.
Extraction is also introducing 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 cooperative PvE first person shooter where you can work with up to two other players to take down an alien enemy called Archeans. The game was originally titled Rainbow Six Quarantine when it was announced at E3 2019. Ubisoft temporarily changed the name to Rainbow Six Parasite before finally opting for Extraction with the rediscovery of the game 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 20th.
Along with today’s news, Ubisoft has also committed to Bring Ubisoft + to Xbox consoles sometime in the future. The service is now available on PC and grants access to over 100 Ubisoft titles for a monthly subscription, similar to Xbox Game Pass and EA Play.
Rainbow Six extraction gameplay screenshots
However, this is not the same as EA and Microsoft’s partnership that EA Play is bundling together with Game Pass, it just means that Xbox console owners will at some point be able to subscribe to Ubisoft’s service separately, regardless of whether or not they pay for Game Pass or not. For more, check out the rest big games are coming this month.
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.