Gaming giant Ubisoft recently announced that it has decided to shut down its free-to-play 5v5 RPG, Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad, just a year after its release.
Problems with the game:
Released in August 2020, Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad allows the player to choose the character they want to play with and then, more or less, just watch the fight. Soon enough, the game becomes repetitive and monotonous, and that is not all. The game seems more like a cash grab by Ubisoft, as it comes across as one with a pay-to-win model. Most characters require at least some amount of leveling up and because the resources required for that are pretty rare, leveling up costs money, real money. The game was not well received at launch as well. Many criticized the game and said that Ubisoft was just messing around with Tom Clancy’s legendary name.
The game has so many shortfalls that even having an all-star Tom Clancy’s character selection with legendary and well-loved characters does not seem to be of any help to the cause. Therefore, the decision to pull the plug on the game is not one that surprised many. Most saw it coming because of the game’s negligible popularity in the mobile gaming community.
Considering all the reasons above, shutting the game down probably was the easiest decision that Ubisoft has taken in a while, but here’s what was tweeted by the official account of “Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad”
Conclusion and what’s coming in the future:
Although this is not the first time that a game is being shut down within the first year of its release, and it won’t be the last as well. It is still sad to see a name as legendary as Tom Clancy’s being thrown around this way, as one would expect better from an experienced giant like Ubisoft. They are coming out with another game in the “Tom Clancy’s” series, named “Tom Clancy’s XDefiant” for PC and console soon, but the reaction to the trailer has been negative, to say the least.