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Submitted by sigfredod 349d ago | news

Ubisoft saddened by Tom Clancy's death

Ubisoft has said that it is "saddened to learn" of Tom Clancy's death, and that it is "humbled by the opportunity to carry on part of his legacy" through future video game titles bearing his name. (Industry, PC, PS2, PS3, PS4, Tom Clancy, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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GreenRanger  +   349d ago
R.I.P.
PLASTICA-MAN  +   349d ago
OH very very bad for the entire industry, sth very unexpected. Even though I don't like Tom Clancy's GAMES made by UBISOFT very much, we have to acknowledge indubitably that the defunct crafted a well established series for the entire industry. May God bring him to a world without wars. R.I.P.

(PS: I hope Ubisoft won't go crazy after his death, trying to mimic his work, thus laying complete BS games.)
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Regis  +   349d ago
Are you gonna try the Division?
PLASTICA-MAN  +   349d ago
The Division is one of most anticipated games, why lie? I hope it will be the best Tom Clancy's game, a great tribute.
hellzsupernova  +   349d ago
This is a shame and so young!

I'm sure ubisoft has capable writers to continue splinter cell, and the division, I have some faith in ubisoft.

Rip Tom Clancy
s45gr32  +   349d ago
I agree with your PS may Tom Clancy rest in peace
dontbhatin  +   349d ago
you do know only a few of ubosofts tom clacy games were actually written by him? Ghost recon, H.A.W.K.S, end war and, rainbow 6. those are the only franchises that actually were based off of his novels.
MysticStrummer  +   349d ago
Clancy had very little to do with most of the games that bear his name.
thehitman  +   349d ago
I thought Ubisoft bought out Tom Clancy name or something and he didnt have anything to do w/ lot of the games towards the end of ps2/xbox days and this gen games. Not sure how thats possible or the legal aspects of that but I thought there was a lot of friction between Tom Clancy and Ubi at one point.

Anyways R.I.P. guy had a huge influence on the gaming industry through his work even though I was more of a Socom person when his games were popular.
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KingKevo  +   349d ago
@OP: I don't think they will. I think they never did and never will, maybe they'll work even harder on them. His name was on there because it's based on his ideas and because they probably had a deal. Codemasters kind of did the same thing with Colin McRae (another great person that died way too soon and I'm glad I saw him race once) and they dropped his name for DiRT 3 (in Europe/PAL regions ONLY were it was still used for the DiRT series).

IDK, I just think it's sad that a great creative person died who had a lot of great stories to tell and The Hunt For Red October is still one of my dad's favorite books and films. R.I.P.
Gekko36  +   348d ago
@All - Hey man keep god out of it!!. He's dead, it's sad, it happens, my sympathy to his family.

Moving on,

I personally don't care about his games.

However I'll miss his books SO much. The pace he has you reading over yourself. So tight and well crafted.

As for the games, I've had better bowel movements, for entertainment I'd have better chance slashing my wrists with a banana
TheTwelve  +   349d ago
One of the most important writers in American history!!!
MysticStrummer  +   349d ago
Only if importance is measured by sales.

RIP and everything, but let's not go overboard.
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KillrateOmega  +   349d ago
@MysticStrummer

Dude, don't be that guy.

The topic of discussion here isn't just some gaming console, it's the death of man. If you're going to just sit here and, for some reason, try and regulate the respect that everyone is paying for this man, then leave this thread. You're not welcome here.
TheTwelve  +   349d ago
His writings launched many different acting careers, movies and game franchises. In terms of his influence on American culture, yep, I believe he's one of the most important ever.
Blaze929  +   349d ago
Oh, I'm sure they are sooo sad.

*orders 10 new tom clancy games to be developed*

I'd rather not tarnish his name with anymore mediocre games. Ubisoft is just killing all the Tom Clancy IPs
Tito08  +   349d ago
So what? Did most games became bad after Ubisoft aquired them? Nope, Clancy formed his game studio before Ubisoft acquired it, nothing wrong with that.

They have being making Tom Clancy games for too long. And you making it seem like they being milking the games like crazy when none of the games are nothing like the Maddens, NFSs, and CODs.

Happens to be Assassin's Creed with its yearly releases, but that totally has nothing to do with Tom Clancy games at all, especially Splinter Cell..
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dmitrijs88  +   349d ago
These are very, very sad news. I have enjoyed so many games under his name.
An awesome person and writer.
Ps4Console  +   349d ago
RIP Tom Clancey .
otherZinc  +   349d ago
Thanks Mr. Clancy!
From my son & I.
yewles1  +   349d ago
Unexpected. T_T
General Shrooms  +   349d ago
A great writer
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bonafide732  +   349d ago
So Sad to hear this. a great writer/ Salute
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andrewer  +   349d ago
Damn it :/
kreate  +   349d ago
why or what's the cause of death?
he's only 66.
Regis  +   349d ago
No comment by the family yet no one knows but the family and medical examiner.
FunkMacNasty  +   349d ago
Apparently he was a double agent and Sam Fisher assasinated him.

Too soon?

No, seriously I don't know how he died, and it's a real shame. I enjoyed several of his books when I was younger.
Eyeco  +   349d ago
too soon man
stuntman_mike  +   349d ago
I'm sure the coroner will post the death report on N4G soon so you wont have to wait long /s.

R.I.P Tom.
Beastforlifenoob   349d ago | Immature | show
Punished_Snake  +   349d ago
Rest in peace .. you gave us great games
AIndoria  +   349d ago
books* :P
Beastforlifenoob  +   349d ago
i hate books, lets burn them
Jack_Of_All_Blades  +   349d ago
RIP thanks for all the books and games..
hankmoody  +   349d ago
I think that's very big of them to keep his name on future installments of Tom Clancy branded games, such as Rainbow Six, Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon to name a few. Ubisoft gets an honorary bubble for respect.
KonsoruMasuta  +   349d ago
Well, the games are still developed by his studio, Red Storm. Most of them anyways.

It's only right they keep his name on installments.
KonsoruMasuta  +   349d ago
That man could write some epic tales.

RedStorm Entertainment (Now Ubisoft Red Storm) is an epic developer.
Kingthrash360  +   349d ago
holy sh!t ....digital hats off to T.C.....moment of silence....................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ............................... ......................R.I.P.
HarryB  +   349d ago
5 v 5 bunkers no crossing. Rogue spear was the first online game I ever played. Tom clancy rip.
nick309  +   349d ago
No please no ): rest in peace great man.
Sketchy_Galore  +   349d ago
I should hope so. Can you even imagine how inappropriate it would be if they released a statement that said the opposite?
Beastforlifenoob  +   349d ago
oh yeah good thing that old hag is dead now.

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLL. That would be halarious
Hicken  +   348d ago
Seriously?
chrissx  +   349d ago
This news breaks my heart. Great games and novels.RIP to a real Legend
Half-Mafia  +   349d ago
All these years and I've never seen his face before today :(
PLASTICA-MAN  +   349d ago
Me too sadly :'( !
GreenRanger  +   349d ago
@ Half-Mafia
The picture above is old. It's from the '80s, I think.

Here's a more recent picture of Tom Clancy: http://cbsbaltimore.files.w...
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Soldierone  +   349d ago
His picture was in the back of some of his books. I read most of them, was one of the few writers to keep my attention span on the pages lol
vikMage  +   349d ago
R.I.P. Tom Clancy.
Thank you for the great games!
Rainbow Six is one of the (if not the) best international counter-terrorist unit novels I've ever read.
CyrusLemont  +   349d ago
Red October was a great film
from the beach  +   349d ago
One of their best developers.

RIP.
Der_Kommandant  +   349d ago
What?
CarlosX360  +   349d ago
Did you know Tom Clancy started his own [game] studio, and therefore he's a developer? Yeah, and UbiSoft owns it.
Summons75  +   349d ago
Who isn't saddened by this! Even if you aren't into his writing or games, you can't say doesn't have talent. My Clancy shelves of books, games and movies will hold more meaning now. Pray nothing happens to Stephen King now =\
Beastforlifenoob  +   349d ago
hmmm. I fell sorry for him but games are good books suck
gamerwiips360  +   349d ago
Always heard his name but...
Never knew he was the guy and inspiration for many of his Games....
RIP, Indeed we Gamers lost a prominent member of Gaming!
SniperControl  +   349d ago
His most famous novel was The Hunt for Red October, it spawned a movie starring Sean Connery, thats what really propelled him to stardom.
He was also a retired submariner in the US Navy.
Dlacy13g  +   349d ago
Very sad day indeed. I wonder how / if Ubisoft will continue with the Tom Clancy series of games or if eventually the name will be dropped.
SniperControl  +   349d ago
Your brilliant books filled my youth, The Hunt for Red October being my favorite, The Cardinal of the Kremlin kept me awake for hours at night.

R.I.P Tom Clancy.
MethCupcakes  +   349d ago
Yes! Finally no more crap games. I DID LIKE THE BOOKS THOUGH.
PLASTICA-MAN  +   349d ago
"We are humbled by the opportunity to carry on part of his legacy through our properties that bear his name."

Ubisoft will still make games and use his name. They would probably invent something and attach his name to it, and if the game flops, it woul be a bad reputation for the defunct. I hate companies who don't respect the deads and don't have dignity while greed and easy gain is their only motive.

Please Ubisoft, for the love of the man, stop making games based on his name only just for your own profit.

Respect is the best source of income.
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Ripsta7th  +   349d ago
Tom clancy games are handled by his studio, its owned by Ubisoft
yaz288  +   349d ago
I've recently had the chance to read one of his books.. the hunt for red october, great novel.
TENTONGUN  +   349d ago
i seen the movie when i was a little kid. for that type of movie being so young i acually really liked it, cause it was such a good story. i loved last gen clancy games. current not so much, but lookin forward to the division next gen. he'll go down in history. god bless
SonyStyled  +   349d ago
Tom Cuh-lancy. RIP
s45gr32  +   349d ago
rest in peace Tom Clancy
-Gespenst-  +   349d ago
Obviously R.I.P. It's sad when anyone dies. But the guy still wrote the most jingoistic stuff ever. It's sad that he's gone, and I'm sure his family are devastated, but it's not sad that we won't see anymore stuff from him. I'd say the same if he had retired from writing while still alive.
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aliengmr  +   349d ago
A fair point. Though I think his early work was great, the latter stuff really wasn't. He really thrived in the "Cold War era" setting IMO.
DJMarty  +   349d ago
The Tom Clancy games are so overrated.
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