Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad will be closed a year after launch, Ubisoft has announced.
Elite Squad, developed by Owlient, the Parisian horse breeding game studio, is a kind of all-star action RPG created by Tom Clancy for mobile devices, immersed in Fortnite-esque graphics.
A trailer shown at last year’s Ubisoft Forward event featured Splinter Cell’s Sam Fisher – complete with iconic night vision goggles – alongside characters like Rainbow Six (Montagne and Caveira), Ghost Recon (El Sueño from Wildlands) and The Division.
Elite Squad started last August but clearly didn’t find an audience. In a post on the Elite Squad website, Ubisoft said it will no longer post any new content for the game (today’s update is the last) and the servers will be shut down on October 4th.
“This was not an easy decision, but after examining several options with our teams, we came to the conclusion that it was no longer sustainable,” said Ubisoft.
“We want to assure you all that we have really done our best, especially with major updates like Season 2, and it has been a really rewarding experience to work with you, our passionate community!
“We sincerely hope you enjoyed playing with us as much as we enjoyed developing the game and connecting with you all on social media and Discord. We hope some of you guys stay with us and have fun reaching level 70 and unlocking all of the soldiers you can before we say goodbye.
“Thanks to all of you for playing the game.”
Elite Squad was embroiled in controversy when it was accused of promoting Alt-Right conspiracy theories of Black Lives Matter.
This week, Ubisoft announced the free competitive shooter XDefiant, which combines Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon and The Division.