Oh no, this one hit us hard. Back when the PS2 vs Xbox console war was at its height, Splinter Cell's Sam Fisher was always pitted as Microsoft's answer to Solid Snake – before the stealth classics made their way over to the PlayStation 2 of course.

With the demise of the Metal Gear Solid franchise following the previous years of Konami controversy, the new Splinter Cell expansion for Ghost Recon: Wildlands directly references the fallout and the current whereabouts of Snake. In other words, K.I.A.

Take a look at the reference in the video above, and pay your respects in the comments below.

[source youtube.com]