David Hayter has voiced Snake in the Metal Gear Solid series since…well, forever. But he has been replaced in the upcoming fifth installment.
Many fans are downright irate, but series guru Hideo Kojima has tried to explain why Hayter won't be reprising his role in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain or – presumably – Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes , which evidently is a prequel to MGSV.
After Hayter Tweeted that he wasn't even asked to do the project, fans started clamoring for answers. Kojima tried to provide us with that answer during a recent GameTrailers interview with Geoff Keighley, although some may not like the reply:
"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."
Kojima also implies that this new mystery actor will be the voice for Snake from here on out, and another rumor says that "24" star Kiefer Sutherland has been tapped to play a new supporting character, Ishmael, as well as franchise mainstay Big Boss. So is not getting Hayter to play Snake a deal-breaker for you? Or are you willing to give this new actor a chance?
Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain