The lights are on
"Finally, a gamer’s game on Facebook," Ubisoft said earlier this year. Seven months later, that game, Ghost Recon: Commander, has been canceled.
Developer Loot Drop confirmed the game's cancellation this afternoon and said it had to let go employees from the studio. "Sad news. Today, Ghost Recon Commander was cancelled. As a result, we laid off a team of awesome developers," Loot Drop wrote on its Facebook wall.
According to the Facebook listing, 190,000 monthly users play the title.
"Ghost Recon Commander will unfortunately be discontinued because the game play mechanics did not resonate with the core gamer audience," an Ubisoft representative told Game Informer. "For our Ghost Recon fans, we will continue to operate Ghost Recon Commander from now until the end of the calendar year with monetization removed.
"This decision does not reflect a change of strategy for any of Ubisoft’s other social games currently in development or operation."