Tom Clancy Passes Away, Aged 66
It’s very sad news I’m afraid, and I’m sure you maybe heard this buzzing around social networks yesterday. But it’s true. Famous espionage and military novelist Tom Clancy has passed away in a Baltimore hospital on Tuesday night, his publisher confirmed. He was 66.
Tom Clancy was known most in literature for his Jack Ryan novels, but we as gamers know him for a number of other projects.
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That said, a number of entries in that acclaimed series were adapted by Hollywood for films, which includes ‘The Hunt for Red October’ and ‘Patriot Games’. A new movie, called ‘Shadow One’ is set to release in December, directed by Kenneth Branagh.
It’s unclear whether his gaming franchises will continue, but I’m sure they will.
Clancy co-founded Red Storm Entertainment in 1996, and the group went on to release Rainbow Six.
After the success of the Rainbow Six games, Red Storm Entertainment was acquired by Ubisoft later on, and thereafter it expanded the Tom Clancy brand in order to include the very successful Ghost Recon and Splinter Cell gaming franchises. Tom Clancy is also attached to games such as H.A.W.X. and EndWar.
And of course, we know that Ubisoft is gearing up to launch Tom Clancy’s The Division on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2014.
Requiescat in pace, Tom Clancy.