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Tom Clancy's
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Current logo of the franchise since 2010 (taken from Splinter Cell Blacklist )
Genre(s) Action, tactical shooter
Developer(s) Red Storm Entertainment
Ubisoft Montreal
Ubisoft Paris
Ubisoft Milan
Ubisoft Shanghai
Ubisoft Bucharest
Ubisoft Belgrade
Ubisoft Quebec
Gameloft
Massive Entertainment
Ubisoft Reflections
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Ubisoft Sofia
Ubisoft Kyiv
Ubisoft Toronto
Ubisoft Singapore
Ubisoft Annecy
Darkworks
Oxford Digital Enterprises
MicroProse
Images Software
Beam Software
Clancy Interactive Entertainment
Kama Digital Entertainment
Grin
Virtuos
High Voltage Software
Next Level Games
Capstone Software
Publisher(s) Red Storm Entertainment
Ubisoft
Xbox Game Studios
Gameloft
Argus Press Software
MicroProse
Grandslam Interactive
Hi-Tech Expressions
Simon & Schuster Interactive
IntraCorp
Platform(s) Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum, MSX, Commodore 64, PC-98, Amstrad CPC, Game Boy, NES, Super NES, Windows, GameCube, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, Mac, Game Boy Color, Dreamcast, PlayStation Network, mobile phones, N-Gage, Xbox, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, iOS, Xperia Play, Android, Bada, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, BlackBerry PlayBook, Palm Pre, Symbian, Stadia, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PlayStation 5

Tom Clancy's is a branding used by video game company Ubisoft for several video games, some of which feature the works of American author Tom Clancy, while others do not. Various sub-series are often unrelated to each other with a few exceptions, although most are shooters set in modern or near-future military settings.

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History

In 1996, Clancy co-founded the video game developer Red Storm Entertainment. He has had his name on several of Red Storm's most successful games. Red Storm was later bought by publisher Ubisoft, which continued to use the Clancy name, though the extent of Clancy's actual involvement with the creation of the games and the development of intellectual properties, if any, was unclear. This game series includes:

In 2008, Ubisoft acquired perpetual rights to use Clancy's name and works for video games and other related media including books and film. [2] [3]

Games

Release timeline
1998 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six
1999 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear
2000
2001 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Take-Down - Missions in Korea
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon
2002 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Desert Siege
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lone Wolf
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Island Thunder
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
Tom Clancy's The Sum of All Fears
2003 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield
2004 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2
2005 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2: Summit Strike
2006 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Critical Hour
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Essentials
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas
2007 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
2008 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2
Tom Clancy's EndWar
2009 Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X
2010 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction
Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X 2
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Predator
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon (2010)
2011 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars
2012 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
2013 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
2014 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms
Tom Clancy's EndWar Online
2015 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
2016 Tom Clancy's The Division
2017 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands
2018
2019 Tom Clancy's The Division 2
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint
2020 Tom Clancy's Elite Squad
2021
2022 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Extraction
2023
2024 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Mobile
Tom Clancy's The Division Resurgence
TBA Tom Clancy's The Division Heartland
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Remake
Tom Clancy's The Division 3

Rainbow Six (1998–present)

The Rainbow Six series: Squad-based first person tactical shooters, based on the novel of the same name, typically taking place in closed urban environments. 15 Rainbow Six games have been produced so far.

Ghost Recon (2001–present)

The Ghost Recon series: Squad-based first-and third-person tactical shooters. Unlike Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon usually takes place in larger, outdoor environments. There have been 15 Ghost Recon games so far.

Splinter Cell (2002–2013)

The Splinter Cell series: action-adventure third-person shooter covert-ops stealth games; lately spawned a line of books written by a series of different authors, all writing under the pseudonym David Michaels.

Endwar (2008–2014)

The EndWar series: Real-time tactics strategic war game; set in a speculative World War III, taking place in 2020.

H.A.W.X. (2009–2010)

H.A.W.X. series: Combat-based arcade flight video games.

The Division (2016–present)

Tom Clancy's The Division is a 2016 online-only action role-playing third-person shooter video game developed by Massive Entertainment and published by Ubisoft, with assistance from Red Storm Entertainment, for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Division is set in a dystopian New York City in the aftermath of a smallpox pandemic; the player, who is an agent of the titular Strategic Homeland Division, commonly referred to as simply "The Division", is tasked with helping to rebuild the Division's operations in Manhattan, investigating the nature of the outbreak and combating criminal activity in its wake. The Division is structured with elements of role-playing games, as well as collaborative and player versus player online multiplayer.

The game received positive reviews, and was a commercial success, with Ubisoft stating that the game broke the company's record for highest number of first-day sales. Furthermore, one week after the game's release, Ubisoft stated that The Division is the company's bestselling game, and the industry's biggest first-week launch for a new game franchise, generating an estimated amount of $330 million.

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