Rainbow Six Siege beta confirmed to run at 1080p on PS4

Ubisoft has announced that the on-going Rainbow Six Siege beta will run at 1080p on PlayStation 4 and 900p on Xbox One.

In addition, the French publisher confirmed that the shooter’s beta test is expected to run at a smooth 60fps for Sony and Microsoft’s current-generation platforms.

Writing on the Rainbow Six Siege website, the company also pointed out that it is still working on optimising the game for launch.

"We’re still looking to push the hardware as much as possible in order to deliver a quality experience for players and will be able to share more about the final resolution once we’re closer to release date," it said.

The Rainbow Six Siege beta is now open and will run until September 28. The full game will launch on PS4, PC and Xbox One on December 1, having originally been scheduled to ship in October.

Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege takes the form of a first-person shooter and is powered by the AnvilNext game engine. The game is also considered a proper successor to the canceled project, Rainbow Six: Patriots. Siege places a large emphasis on environmental destruction and co-op between players as they team up to conquer opposing forces.

The game takes place several years after the deactivation of the Rainbow Program, which has been started up again by a mysterious individual known only as ‘Six.’ Gamers are pitted against a new foe known as The White Masks as they assume control of an operator in the Rainbow squad. Each operator will be unique in the sense they have their own nationality, perks, abilities and equipment to make use of in battle.

While there is a heavy emphasis on multiplayer co-op action, Rainbow Six Siege will also incorporate a single-player campaign for those who wish to tackle things solo, though you can team up with a friend if you wish. Other modes include Hostage and Terrorist Hunt, the latter previously known as TerroHunt.

Read our Rainbow Six Siege E3 2015 impressions here and have a look at the swanky Collector’s Edition of the game while you’re at it.