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Ubisoft mourns Clancy’s passing
Oct 2, 2013
By John Powell - G4 Canada
Tom Clancy, the best-selling author and inspiration for several successful video game franchises, has passed away. He was 66.
The Maryland author died Tuesday night at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. The cause of death is unknown at press time.
Ubisoft Entertainment, who worked with Clancy on many successful game franchises, was especially hit hard by the news.
“We are saddened to learn of Tom Clancy’s passing and our condolences go out to his family,” Ubisoft told G4TV.ca. “Tom Clancy was an extraordinary author with a gift for creating detailed, engrossing fictional stories that captivated audiences around the world.”
Clancy co-founded game developer Red Storm Entertainment, which was later purchased by Ubisoft.
“The teams at Ubisoft, especially at the Red Storm studio, are incredibly grateful to have collaborated with and learned from him, and we are humbled by the opportunity to carry on part of his legacy through our properties that bear his name,” added Ubisoft.
Famous for his detail-driven espionage adventures which have included the novels and movies ‘The Hunt for Red October’, ‘Patriot Games’, ‘Clear and Present Danger’ and The Sum of All Fears; Clancy also was the visionary behind many hugely successful video game franchises including ‘Splinter Cell’, ‘Rainbow Six’ and ‘Ghost Recon’.
The latest in the stealth action Splinter Cell series, ‘Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist’, was released last month.
Selling over 3 million copies world-wide, the original ‘Splinter Cell’ published in 2002 was the breakthrough title for Ubisoft gaining them recognition around the globe as a prominent developer and publisher.
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