• Alberto Mezzalira

Ubisoft shuts down Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad a year after its release

Launched globally in August 2020, this mobile free-to-play RPG brings together characters from famous Ubisoft games such as Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon, The Division, Splinter Cell, H.A.W.X and EndWar.

However, after just a year the game is due to be shut down, a post released today on the game’s official site announced.

“It is with a great deal of sadness that we are announcing we will no longer be releasing new content for Elite Squad. Today’s update will be our last, and on October 4th, 2021 we will shut the servers down”. States the post.

“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.”

Even though Elite Squad was not successful, Ubisoft still has ideas of free-to-play games set in the Tom Clancy universe. This week, the company 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.

The game 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 also 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.