Ubisoft closes Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad for iOS and Android one year after its release

Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad will close its doors one year after its launch. If you do not remember its name, it is Ubisoft‘s free-to-play game published in August 2020 for iOS and Android, which offered tactical battles with RPG elements starring the characters of the saga. A proposal that has not finished penetrating among the players, in view of the fact that it announces its closure 11 months after its premiere.

Ubisoft Elite squad
Ubisoft Elite squad

Through his blog, Ubisoft Owlient – Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad studio – confirms that today’s update has been the last of the game, and that the servers will close their doors in the fall: “It is with great sadness that we announce that we are not going to release more new content for Elite Squad. Today’s update will be the last, and on October 4, 2021 we will shut down the servers. “

This has not been an easy decision, but after exploring the different options with our teams, we came to the conclusion that [the game] was no longer sustainable,” explain those responsible. “We want to assure you that we have done our best, especially with big updates like Season 2, and it has been a truly rewarding experience working with you, our passionate community. We really hope you had as much fun playing as we did. we did when creating the game. “

Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad debuted on August 27, 2020 and was soon surrounded by controversy. Mainly for linking the Black Lives Matter movement with the terrorist groups in their game, although some reports also spoke of some discontent among Owlient employees because Yves Guillemot’s son, Charlie, was appointed director of the study as soon as he left university. Charlie Guillemot was also the creative director of Elite Squad, and he left the company in May 2021.

Its closure comes just two days after the announcement of Tom Clancy’s XDefiant, a new free shooter for PC and consoles that also brings together the characters of this saga. Will it come to iOS and Android in the future, now that Elite Squad is closing its doors?

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