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News 21 July 2021, 17:56

author: Jacob Blazewicz

Ubisoft Abandons Tom Clancy's Elite Squad a Year After Release

Tom Clancy's Elite Squad has just received its final update. „Final” because Ubisoft has announced that it plans to shut down the game servers. The game will have to make way for the newly announced Tom Clancy's XDefiant.

The life of Tom Clancy's Elite Squad turned out to be very short. Ubisoft announced that the game update released today will be the last and the company will end support for the title. Elite Squad servers will be shut down on October 4.

Announced in 2019, Elite Squad was supposed to be a sort of crossover of Ubisoft's signature Tom Clancy's brands in the form of a tactical RPG. It even featured Sam Fisher, despite the Splinter Cell series not receiving a new installment for many years. Unfortunately, it seems the game didn't attract enough interest since the project is being abandoned so soon after its August 2020 release.

What is interesting, the French publisher has by no means resigned from the main concept behind Elite Squad. The company has just announced Tom Clancy's XDefiant, which is also expected to unite fans of Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, The Division etc. This time Ubisoft bets on a network shooter, which seems to be a more logical move, given the genre represented by the de facto all productions with Tom Clancy in the title. Testing of the game will begin on August 5.

  1. Tom Clancy's Elite Squad - official website

Jacob Blazewicz

Jacob Blazewicz

Passionate about video (and other) games for years, he completed an Mba in linguistics, defending a thesis about games. He began his adventure with Gamepressure in 2015, writing in the newsroom, later also covering film and – oh, horror! – technology (also contributor to the gaming encyclopedia). He started with platformers, which he still dearly loves (including metroidvania), but he's also interested in card games (including 'analog'), brawlers, soulslike games and basically every other type of game. Don't ask about the graphics – after a few hours of exposition, he can be delighted with pixelated characters from games that remember the days of the Game Boy age (if not older).


Tom Clancy's Elite Squad

Tom Clancy's Elite Squad

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