Originally having launched on August 15, 2012, Ubisoft has now announced that their free-to-play title Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Phantoms will be shutting down starting December 1st. Ubisoft has decided to do this after seeing that the game wasn’t performing as expected This puts it in a tough place among recently shut down games such as Square Enix’s title Nosgoth, which was well received by players.
“After more than four years of battles, fights, deaths and a lot of fun, we have made the difficult decision to close Ghost Recon Phantoms. It’s a tough day for our studio and indeed the team, some of whom have been working on this project since its inception some 7 years ago,” writes Ubisoft in their statement, which is grim, and painful to see as the nails in the coffin have finally begun to be hammered into place. They go on to state that players will not be issued refunds for any items purchased during the games four year life, and will leave players with lost credit depending on what they spent.
Ubisoft goes on to state that they will be bringing this game to an end, but not an end to the developers on the team. Instead they have all been reassigned within Ubisoft itself and will place them into new projects. The downside? The game would have had a great chance on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as the fans have openly supported the free-to-play game market quite well.
If you have played the title, what are your thoughts in regards to this shut down? Are in in support of the action? Are you prepared to part ways, or do you hope to see them bring it over to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at later dates?
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