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Ubisoft is shutting down Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad after just a year
Today’s update will be the mobile game’s last before the servers die in October
Ubisoft is shutting down Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad, just a year after it was released.
The mobile title launched worldwide in August 2020 and is a free-to-play action RPG that brings together players from Tom Clancy games such as Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon, The Division, Splinter Cell, H.A.W.X. and EndWar.
However, a new post on the game’s official website today has announced that it’s due to be shut down.
“It is with a great deal of sadness that we are announcing we will no longer be releasing new content for Elite Squad,” the statement reads.
“Today’s update will be our last, and on October 4th, 2021 we will shut the servers down.
“This was not an easy decision, 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!
“We sincerely hope that you have enjoyed playing with us as much as we have enjoyed making the game and engaging with you all on social media and Discord. 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.”
Although Elite Squad is being shut down, Ubisoft hasn’t entirely scrapped the idea of free-to-play games set in the Tom Clancy universe.
This week it revealed Tom Clancy’s XDefiant, a free-to-play 6-v-6 arena FPS featuring characters from series like Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon and The Division.
It will be released for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC, Luna and Stadia, with full cross-play expected at launch.
Players can register for a chance to test the game, with the first test set to kick off on August 5 for players in the US and Canada.