Tom Clancy's Elite Squad, title available for mobile devices that sees various protagonists taken from the series Ubisoft which bear the name of the writer Tom Clancy (Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon, Splinter Cell) in the last few hours has been at the center of some complaints related to a particular present in the introductory movie. In fact as you can see in the above video, which you can find at the top of the article, in Tom Clancy's Elite Squad there is talk of a fictional terrorist group called Umbra whose symbol is a black fist pointing up. This provoked strong indignation as, according to some, this would be a veiled criticism of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Ubisoft then immediately ran for cover by posting on their account Twitter official a statement that reads:
The images that appeared in the introductory sequence of Tom Clancy's Elite Squad showing a 'raised fist' are numb and harmful, both to their inclusion and to how they are depicted. We then listened to the players and appreciated that the community pointed this out to us. We are sorry.
An update regarding Tom Clancy's Elite Squad: pic.twitter.com/G6Hb1SO7Gx
- Ubisoft (@Ubisoft) August 29, 2020
Ubisoft also, again in the same press release, promised that the introductory video of the game will be modified starting fromSeptember 1th regarding devices Android. For those iOSInstead, Ubisoft has promised that this update will come on as soon as possible.