Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad
by on Jul 22, 2021

Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad to shut down in October

Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad, an action-RPG for mobile devices, will shut down this October, a year after it launched.

Ubisoft announced the game at last year’s Ubisoft Forward, and it looked, in its visual style, a little like Fortnite. Elite Squad is a shared-universe affair, like the recently announced Tom Clancy’s XDefiant. You can play as characters from Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon, and Splinter Cell.

There is a post, addressing the shutdown, on the Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad website (via Eurogamer), entitled “The Story Ends.”

“This was not an easy decision,” the post begins. “But after exploring multiple options with our teams, we came to the conclusion that it was no longer sustainable. We want to assure you all that we really gave it our best, especially with big updates like Season 2, and it was a truly rewarding experience to work with you, our passionate community!”

It sounds as if the game simply didn’t attain the audience it needed. The post also encourages players to stick around until October. “We hope that some of you stick around with us and have fun reaching level 70 and unlocking all of the soldiers you can before we say goodbye.”

Should you thrill to the prospect of a Tom Clancy shared-universe game, in which the Ghosts, the Sixers, and the Cells all go head-to-head, then XDefiant might just be for you.

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