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Tom Clancy's Elite Squad Shuts Down After 1 Year

Tom Clancy's Elite Squad didn't quite make it to the one-year mark before Ubisoft decided to pull the plug.
Tom Clancy's Elite Squad didn't quite make it to the one-year mark before Ubisoft decided to pull the plug. / Photo courtesy of Ubisoft

Ubisoft announced plans to shut down Tom Clancy's Elite Squad after just a year since the game's launch.

Elite Squad took the grim dark typical of a Tom Clancy game and transplanted it into a more vibrant, colorful world that shared more than a passing visual similarity to Fortnite. Paris-based studio Owlient developed the game for mobile platforms and released it in August 2020.

Ubisoft says it will release no further new content for the game following an update applied Wednesday. The game's servers will shut down Oct. 4.

"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," Ubisoft wrote in a blog post published Wednesday. "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."