It’s been an exciting week for Metal Gear fans, with the announcement that The Phantom Pain and Ground Zeroes are a combined game under the title, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
However, with all this excitement, there also comes displeasure in the fact that long-time Snake voice actor David Hayter will not be returning to the franchise.
Hideo Kojima, the game’s director and creator, spoke with Geoff Keighley of GameTrailers.com about the new direction the series is taking for Snake.
“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.”
So sadly, fans of the series will not be seeing David Hayter returning to the game. This seems to bear much similarity to when Ubisoft dropped Michael Ironside as their voice for iconic hero, Sam Fisher, in their Splinter Cell franchise.
Kojima adds that this new voice actor will carry on the voice of Snake moving forward. Rumors are surrounding that 24’s Kiefer Sutherland, who is voicing supporting character Ishmael, but may also take the reigns as Big Boss.
We’ll keep you posted on any updates.
With files from PSU