Tom Clancy's action-packed novels inspired not just films but dozens of video games.
The author's role in games began in the 1980s with classic interactive renditions of "The Hunt For Red October" and "Red Storm Rising." Clancy launched his own video game studio, Red Storm Entertainment, in 1996. Ubisoft Entertainment SA, which acquired the studio in 2000, continues to publish such gaming franchises adorned with his name as "Ghost Recon," ''Rainbow Six" and "Splinter Cell." He's also associated with the upcoming next-generation title "The Division."
"We are saddened to learn of Tom Clancy's passing and our condolences go out to his family," Ubisoft said in a statement Wednesday. "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's games have sold over 76 million copies worldwide. A list of some of the Clancy video titles, which span multiple platforms:
— "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six," 1998.
— "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear," 1999.
— "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon," 2001.
— "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Desert Siege," 2002.
— "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Island Thunder," 2002.
— "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell," 2002.
— "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3," 2003.
— "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield," 2003.
— "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2," 2004.
— "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm," 2004.