Prolific military author Tom Clancy has passed away at the age of 66. He died last night in a Baltimore, Maryland hospital. While Clancy is known primarily to the rest of the world as the author of books like The Hunt for Red October and The Sum of All Fears, gamers perhaps remember him best for the titles spawned from his works. Clancy co-founded Red Storm Entertainment in 1996, which then went on to release Rainbow Six.
After Ubisoft purchased the studio in 2000, several game series using Tom Clancy’s name have been produced including Ghost Recon, Splinter Cell, EndWar, H.A.W.X. and the upcoming The Division. Polygon reached out to Ubisoft to see what impact Clancy’s death will have on the upcoming release of The Division and future titles such as Splinter Cell.