force to shout it from the rooftops, you will end up knowing it: Ubisoft is currently reviewing its global strategy, to leave more room for new “economic models” revolving around free-to-play or games -service destined to stay on the hard side. You still have to find people to play it, which is obviously not always won. The rifle for the example of the day reminds us of this with a smirk, and a cigarette in the mouth.
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Here is certainly a singular timing: two short days after having officially lifted the veil on a certain Tom Clancy’s XDefiant, free and multiplayer of his condition, the French glove announces that it will soon disconnect its predecessor in the matter: Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad, fell in battle.
The union makes the … ah no
The mobile game, free and multiplayer (therefore) launched in August 2020 seemed to tick all the boxes of the new strategy Despite its minutely crossoveresque character (the game unites the Splinter Cell, Rainbow Six, The Division or Ghost Recon series), the mayonnaise seems not to see taken, and the editor will thus put an end to the adventure as of this fall:
It is with great sadness that we announce that we will no longer be posting new content for Elite Squad. This July 21 update will be our last, and we will be shutting down the servers on October 4, 2021.
It was not an easy decision, but after exploring several options with our teams, we came to the conclusion that the title was no longer viable. We want to assure you that we really did our best, especially with Season 2, and it has been a truly rewarding experience working with you, our passionate community!
We sincerely hope you enjoyed playing with us, as much as we enjoyed creating the game and chatting with all of you on social media and Discord. We hope that some of you will stay with us, and have fun reaching level 70 to unlock all possible soldiers before saying goodbye.
Thank you all for playing.
While the mechanics of Elite Squad obviously have nothing to do with the Call of Duty-like unveiled this week, the speed with which Studio Owlient’s game leaves the stage reminds us how difficult it can be to strike a balance. , even by bringing together some big names in the industry. In view of the few somewhat angry reactions that you have already been able to share with us, there is only one hope (for Ubisoft) that XDefiant does not follow in the footsteps of the Tom Clancy who precedes it …