Neoseeker : News : Metal Gear Solid V won't use David Hayter's voice for Snake, Kojima wants to "recreate" Metal Gear
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Dantess26 Mar 29, 13
Definitely grown emotionally attached to David Hayter's voice being Solid Snake and Big Boss' voice. It's hard not to when we've grown to empathise with the character since 1998! But I can appreciate the creative decision behind the choice. Big Boss' character/personality is going through some rough changes in MGS5 in the build-up to his 'villain' turn, so it's only right that this is reflected in his voice. A shame Hayter wasn't chosen to be part of that change... but I'm not going to throw my toys out of the pram and fanboy-scream "NO HAYTER, NO MGS5!"
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Drogo Baggins Mar 29, 13
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At any rate, I'm staying in denial until we actually hear Snake speaking English and it's not his voice, and even then I'll be skeptical until a month or two before the game comes out.

Even if something's "confirmed", it's not confirmed, imo. I mean, until just recently The Phantom Pain was being developed by a company that doesn't really exist lead by a man who doesn't really exist, and this next MGS had nothing to do with Project Ogre. I'm pretty sure both of those claims are now confirmed to be part of a marketing ploy of some sort.

Also, isn't the Japanese voice actor staying the same?
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Unstoppable_Luke Mar 29, 13
I'm going to over to my corner and cry now.
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Drogo Baggins Mar 29, 13
And just to add to my previous comment, don't get me wrong. It's not like I'm going to boycott this game or anything if DH isn't involved. I'd just much rather it be that way (or have Snake not involved at all, especially since I'd actually really love to see a game centered around The Boss and Kojima has expressed interest in that).

However, I do worry that if they're willing to do make such an extreme change like this, what else are they willing to do?

Honestly though, I'm pretty sure they could make Otacon the main protagonist, change his voice, put him in a cyborg ninja suit, and release a series of 12 games centered around his search for love and I'd still play the hell out of every one of them as long as they had "Metal Gear" in the title.

David Hayter is just such an essential part of the franchise, and I don't see them letting him go. He took a pay cut just to bring back the entire cast of MGS1 for The Twin Snakes. How could you not want to work with someone who cares that much?

Blergh... I'm gonna stop rambling now and join Unstoppable_Luke in that corner over there.
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kuje Mar 29, 13
Recreating the series by changing the main characters VA while keeping everything else the same... what? Why?

I hope there's a better reason cus that shit doesn't make sense.
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Clyde Mar 29, 13
First Michael Ironside and now David Hayter... I dont like this at all
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bluexy Mar 29, 13
quote kuje
... that shit doesn't make sense.
Have you met Hideo Kojima? Let me introduce you to him.
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TheButcher99999 Mar 29, 13
They wanted to get rid of David Bateson who plays 47 in the Hitman games, they ending up getting him back, lets hope that happens here.
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Arames Mar 29, 13
I think it's a shame that David Hayter won't be coming back for the next MGS. But honestly, is it really going to effect that game THAT much? If it's a good game, then it'll be a good game regardless. I mean, has Peter Cullen done anything to save the Transformers franchise?

Btw, am I the only one that thinks that the screen cap looks like Snake Plissken?
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rpg Mar 29, 13
Isn't this a bit early for an april's fools joke, kojima?
Ooooh, I just can't believe what I read and I will stay in denial for hope that it doesn't come true.
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M Mar 29, 13
No Hayter, No buy.
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Ziggy Mar 29, 13
Fun fact, David Hayter gave up half his paycheck in the Twin Snakes just to get the original voice cast back together, because he was so deticated to the authentic Metal Gear Experience. I refuse to turn my back on him, I will fight tooth and nail for this injustice to be righted.
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Bomber Mar 29, 13
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Zale Mar 29, 13
It's a sad day indeed, maybe they will change their decision, who knows?
I'm not making any decisions on to buy or not to buy until I hear the new guy speak though.
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