Tom Clancy's Elite Squad, which was announced as a "military mobile RPG" with campaign missions and PvP battles, is shutting down after just over a year in service. Originally released on August 27, 2020, its shut-down date is October 4, 2021, with new content not being released and the update released today marked as its last.
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. 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!
With the servers open for just over 2 months, players are encouraged to reach the max level of 70 and unlock "all the soldiers you can before we say goodbye." This is a nice sentiment but it actually seems kind of mean, because if someone actually follows this advice and gets into it, then they won't have a game to play starting October 4.
Meh. These phone games come and go all the time, and many of them don't stick. In the gameplay reveal article, Austin Suther described the game as "a little lifeless" and "a departure that's just strange." Looks like Austin's initial reaction proved to be the right one, as it appears like no one (or at least not enough) people wanted a kid-friendly version of Rainbow Six on their phones. Give us more tactical-FPS titles that treat us like adults, not whatever this was supposed to be, Ubisoft.
Did you ever play Tom Clancy's Elite Squad? Were you turned off by it being a mobile game with kid-friendly graphics? Did you not care at all? Let us know in the comments!