Lots of games-adjacent stuff happening this week. First, the sad news: SteamSpy is shutting down, or at least a shutdown is imminent if nothing else changes on Valve’s end. The second, still sad news: There’s new ransomware in town, and the only way to decrypt your stolen files? Play an hour of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds.
Those stories, plus Warcraft III goes widescreen, CCP swears Project Nova lives, trailers for Worlds Adrift and Vampyr, and Sam Fisher’s triumphant return to...Ghost Recon?
This is gaming news for April 9 to 13.
Five years? It’s been five years since the last Splinter Cell? Hard for me to believe. It looks like Ubisoft might be ramping up for Sam Fisher’s triumphant return though—or at least, it looks like he’s not entirely forgotten. Proof? He’s in Ghost Recon: Wildlands, of all things. There’s a new “Special Operation” featuring Sam and his night vision goggles. And even better, they brought back Michael Ironside as the voice actor.