Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad Only Lasted One Year

Shari Lynn Kramer / 21 Jul 2021

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A mobile Tom Clancy’s game Elite Squad felt like an anomaly since the launch. Most games made by Ubisoft using this brand were made for PC and consoles. More than that, a free-to-play title seems unusual, despite familiar characters and tactics. That’s why, alas, Elite Squad has been doomed recently.
The idea of featuring characters from Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, The Division, and other famous titles seemed fruitful. Nevertheless, the game was only installed about 1 million times from Google Play (a miserable number for this genre and brand), and the rate is only 3.3 out of 5. Having failed to provide the right experience for players (which they explain as too little attempt to make players want to invest), the developers decided to admit the failure and euthanize the entire project.
The update the game received today will be the last one in the game’s history. The players will be able to play it for the time remaining as they could before. The publishers expressed hope some players will reach Level 70 before it’s closed.
Ubisoft and Owlient (the actual development of the game) struggled to make Elite Squad popular during this year, but now they admit defeat. The servers, according to the statement, will be closed on October 4, giving the players about two more months to play. Some players are already asking the publisher to keep the game alive, but the statement shows the companies are quite determined.
Still, the publishers still have hopes about free-to-play Tom Clancy’s games, but the next shot will be closer to the traditions of the brand. Tom Clancy’s XDefiant, introduced recently, will be a free-to-play multiplayer shooter, but it’s meant for consoles and PC, like the more successful titles. Let’s hope this time the developers make it full of content to make us want to invest more.

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