Ubisoft has this week announced that it’s shutting down two of its free-to-play games, Ghost Recon Phantoms and The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot. The two games sadly hadn’t performed as well as Ubisoft had expected, so it’s time to cut ties.
For those who don’t know, Ghost Recon Phantoms was a free-to-play shooter based on the Ghost Recon franchise. Predominantly a multiplayer shooter players fought to take control of various locations. It wasn’t necessarily a bad game, it just unfortunately didn’t have the player base Ubisoft hoped for.
From here, the Phantom in-game shop has been closed, and any currency owned by players must be used by the time the game shuts down on December 1.
As for The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot, this game was a tongue-in-cheek dungeon crawler which had players raiding various floating islands to gain loot. The game also tasked players with defending their own castles from other players.
This game will be getting the plug pulled a little sooner, with the game closing its doors on October 25. Any currency owned by players will need to be used by then, otherwise it’ll disappear along with the game.
The reason for closing both games is simple, they just weren’t as successful as Ubisoft had hoped, and rather than having them drain time, resources, and money to keep them afloat, it’s easier just to shut ’em down.