The Rainbow Six Siege closed beta began on September 24th and goes until September 28th.
Ubisoft have confirmed in an FAQ on Rainbow Six Siege’s website that the closed beta is running at 1080p on the PlayStation 4 and 900p on the Xbox One. For PC the resolution can vary, because it depends on how good your rig is; the resolution can be between 720p and 1080p (but you can check how your system holds up against the requirements here).
These are just the numbers for the closed beta, so they’re probably subject to change.
‘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,’ said Ubisoft.
Following the beta, Ubisoft have also confirmed at Europe’s EGX convention, reported on by whatculture, that Siege will not offer a story mode… ‘per se’.
‘There is no story mode per se,’ Scott Mitchell, art director for Siege, explained. ‘You go through training, where you get to experience different operators and their devices. You can play against enemy AI in co-op through all the maps.’
Siege will have scenario based missions, similar to what you’re familiar with in the previous games, which can be played in single player or co-op.
Despite being originally due to launch in October, Siege has been delayed to December. Ubisoft are hoping that Rainbow Six Siege will be their best FPS yet, even better than Far Cry 4, over its lifespan.