Ghost Recon Wildlands apparently doffs its cap to legendary stealth behemoth Metal Gear Solid as part of its Splinter Cell-themed mission.
The not-so-subtle nod takes place during a cut scene following completion of the mission, where Sam Fisher (voiced by Michael Ironside) is discussing his absence with Karen Bowman, who observes he’s ‘clocked some miles’ since their last encounter. In response, Fisher gives an obvious nod to Solid Snake/Big Boss.
‘There was this other guy though – army infiltration. He wore a bandanna or something,’ says Fisher, clearly referencing the gruff, neck-snapping hero of Hideo Kojima’s venerable stealth-action franchise. He’s then informed that the individual has retired, to which he responds, ‘Really?…Then it’s only me.’ Awww.