That's according to game director Leroy Athanassof, who was speaking to Windows Central. (opens in new tab)
Athanassof said, "What I can tell you is that we are going to be on [the consoles] from launch. When they will release the consoles; but it's up to them to agree that. For Siege, our target is to be available right at launch."
It's not the only next-gen news that came from Athanassof about Rainbow Six Siege, as they also spoke about cross-generational multiplayer coming to the shooter, "That means if you play on the next PlayStation, you will be able to matchmake with the previous PlayStation." If you're not getting a PS5 or Xbox Series X at the same time as your mates, it seems like Siege will be a good place to keep your gaming habits intact.
Outside of cross-generational multiplayer, Athanassof also talked about cross-platform play and cross-platform progression. The game director said that the team hopes to implement cross-platform progression at some stage, enabling players to move accounts across platforms.
But when it comes to playing matches across platforms, Athnasassof explained that it's more of a discussion between Microsoft and Sony, saying, "we would love to be full cross-play - have Xbox players matchmaking against PlayStation players. We are ready to support that."
The news that Rainbow Six Siege is set to come to PS5 and Xbox Series X comes just after the reveal of the first two operators coming to Year 5 Season 1's Void Edge (opens in new tab), the next big update coming to the tactical shooter. The update is set to introduce operators Iana and Oryx, along with a rework of the map of Oregon, and new gameplay updates.
Jumping into the action? Be sure to check out our Rainbow Six Siege operators guide (opens in new tab).