First announced back in Six Invitationals 2020, the Match Replay feature was supposed to be launched in Y5S2 of Rainbow Six Siege with Operation Steel Wave.
However, with the ongoing pandemic situation, the developers decided to push this new feature further in their calendar year while they cope up with other problems with higher priority.
“Match replay is a feature that requires a great deal of technical development, but we hope to deliver the best experience to our players when it is ready to go live”, said the Devs. In spite of this delay, Ubisoft shared in their dev blog a first look at this new feature, which is still in its Alpha stage.
Match Replay is a system that automatically records your last 10 played games. With it, you’ll be able to re-watch and fully spectate your recorded games from both first-person and top-down points of view, from any player, and any angle.
“Our goal with Match Replay is to provide players with an interactive tool that will provide full coverage and perspective on their last 10 games. Through the Watch tab in the main menu, you will be able to access your replays where your last 10 games are saved. Once you’re in the replay, you can use the Spectator mode tools to relive your clutch plays, scrutinize missteps, and analyze your strategy to level up your game”.
The devs stated that you can spectate from any angle; however, it is not confirmed that there will be a free camera mode or not. This feature would surely help a lot of Siege content creators to come up with exciting ideas and display them in-game.
“Further down the road, we would like to give Match Replay even more functions such as storing them on the game server instead of locally, a share feature so you can share your replays with your friends, and even the possibility of downloading and watching replays from official esports matches”, the devs explained.
“We plan to first push an early version of Match Replay out onto the PC Test Servers for testing before sending it to live, so keep an eye out on the TS Patch Notes for updates on when it will be available!”
Rainbow Six Siege Operation Steel Wave Test Server is now live. Try out the new season and earn an exclusive charm through the BugHunter program.