Hideo Kojima explains why David Hayter is not in Metal Gear Solid V

  • Posted March 29th, 2013 at 14:36 EDT by

While Metal Gear fans are excited this week with Metal Gear Solid V announced, many are displeased that Naked Snake/Big Boss will not be played by the character's longtime voice actor David Hayter, who wasn't even contacted about the project.

Upon watching the gameplay footage shown at the 2013 Game Developers Conference, it is clearly audible it is a different person other than Hayter voicing Snake. Hideo Kojima explained his decision to choose a new actor in an interview with GameTrailers' Geoff Keighley. "I can say, yes, it will be a new person. I can't say who it is yet. What we're trying to accomplish here is recreate the Metal Gear series. It's a new type of Metal Gear game, and we want to have this reflected in the voice actor as well."

That doesn't sound promising for Hayter, as Kojima implies that this new voice actor will become the new voice of the Snake characters from here on out. A recent rumor speculates that 24's Kiefer Sutherland may not only be voicing a new supporting character, Ishmael, but Big Boss as well.

Let us know what you think about Kojima's casting decision in the comments below and keep checking back to PSU for the latest news on Metal Gear.

Ernest Lin is a U.S. Editor for PSU and certified moé aficionado. Follow him on Twitter for ramblings on movies, anime, gaming, deals, and pop culture.
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