Tom Clancy has died aged 66. The Hunt for Red October author was the inspiration for a number of games from Ubisoft, including Rainbow Six, Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon – with The Division due out in 2014.
Ubisoft has released a public statement, suggesting that we haven’t seen the last of the “Tom Clancy’s” brand of video games:
We are saddened to learn of Tom Clancy’s passing and our condolences go out to his family. Tom Clancy was an extraordinary author with a gift for creating detailed, engrossing fictional stories that captivated audiences around the world.
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.
Clancy wrote 17 best-selling novels in his lifetime – and he had one final book up his sleeve: Command Authority will be published in December.