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Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad shuts down a 12 months after launch

Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad will shut down a 12 months after launch, Ubisoft has introduced.

Elite Squad, developed by Owlient, the Paris-based studio behind horse breeding video games, is a type of Tom Clancy all-stars motion RPG for cell units drenched in a Fortnite-esque graphics fashion.

A trailer proven finally 12 months’s Ubisoft Ahead occasion starred Splinter Cell’s Sam Fisher – full with iconic night time imaginative and prescient goggles – alongside characters from the likes of Rainbow Six (Montagne and Caveira), Ghost Recon (El Sueño from Wildlands) and The Division.

Elite Squad launched in August final 12 months, however clearly failed to seek out an viewers. In a publish on the Elite Squad web site, Ubisoft mentioned it’ll not launch new content material for the sport (at the moment’s replace is the final one), and the servers shut down on 4th October.

“This was not a straightforward resolution, however after exploring a number of choices with our groups, we got here to the conclusion that it was not sustainable,” Ubisoft mentioned.

“We wish to guarantee you all that we actually gave it our greatest, particularly with huge updates like Season 2, and it was a really rewarding expertise to work with you, our passionate neighborhood!

“We sincerely hope that you’ve got loved taking part in with us as a lot as now we have loved making the sport and fascinating with you all on social media and Discord. We hope that a few of you stick round with us and have enjoyable reaching stage 70 and unlocking the entire troopers you may earlier than we are saying goodbye.

“Because of all of you for enjoying the sport.”

Elite Squad was embroiled in controversy when it was accused of selling alt-right Black Lives Matter conspiracy theories.

This week, Ubisoft introduced free-to-play aggressive shooter XDefiant, which mixes Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, and The Division.

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