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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BlackLabel Mar 29, 13
quote Bomber
No there isn't hope. This game if it's for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 is likely out in about 6-7 months. The voice work is complete, the game is pretty much complete, everything will be getting ready to be locked down so they can begin bug testing and polishing.. A petition won't do a thing other than give David Hayter an ego boost.
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THM Mar 29, 13
I don't mind as long as it has some unique voice and of course with political/moral/philosophical ideas
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Drogo Baggins Mar 29, 13
quote BlackLabel
No there isn't hope. This game if it's for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 is likely out in about 6-7 months. The voice work is complete, the game is pretty much complete, everything will be getting ready to be locked down so they can begin bug testing and polishing.. A petition won't do a thing other than give David Hayter an ego boost.
David Bateson, the man who voices Agent 47, wasn't announced as a returning cast member for Hitman: Absolution until August 28th of 2012. The game released less than three months later.

There's still hope.
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Solid-Snack Mar 29, 13
quote Drogo Baggins
Also, isn't the Japanese voice actor staying the same?
yes the japanese snake is back
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Duncan Idaho Mar 30, 13
quote BlackLabel
[quote=Bomber] A petition won't do a thing other than give David Hayter his job back
Fix'ed
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Tamaracked Mar 30, 13
I'm done. OK KOJIMA LETS REINVENT A SERIES, BUT INSTEAD OF REINVENTING IT ACTUALLY LETS JUST REPLACE ONE GUY. WILL NOT SUPPORT
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Nikki Mar 30, 13
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Drogo Baggins 1 day 1 hour ago

quote BlackLabel
No there isn't hope. This game if it's for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 is likely out in about 6-7 months. The voice work is complete, the game is pretty much complete, everything will be getting ready to be locked down so they can begin bug testing and polishing.. A petition won't do a thing other than give David Hayter an ego boost.

David Bateson, the man who voices Agent 47, wasn't announced as a returning cast member for Hitman: Absolution until August 28th of 2012. The game released less than three months later.

There's still hope.


I can actually think of a number of examples that defy this logic. Another example is Riaden for MG RISING. He wasn't contacted until the very last minuet to record VO.
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shamsedinali Mar 31, 13
Yeah I don't buy this. Kojima Productions brought back the original Japanese VA (Akio Otsuka) to voice Snake as he's always done, and gave Hayter the boot. There is obviously something Kojima's not telling us, and it's definitely not only to "recreate the series." If it was, he would have replaced the Japanese VA, simple.
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MissingScore Mar 31, 13
Whilst I can understand the decision to replace Hayter to some extent, what I can't understand is the decision to not even contact him at all. Surely the least he deserved for what he's done on the series was a quick call letting him know they weren't going to use him again in the future and thanking him for his past work? The way he's been treated seems shoddy to me.
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Musachi 86 Mar 31, 13
quote shamsedinali
Yeah I don't buy this. Kojima Productions brought back the original Japanese VA (Akio Otsuka) to voice Snake as he's always done, and gave Hayter the boot. There is obviously something Kojima's not telling us, and it's definitely not only to "recreate the series." If it was, he would have replaced the Japanese VA, simple.

I agree. I think it's all a big joke Kojima is playing. Think about it, if the Jap voice actor is still the same & he's trying to "reboot" the series it just doesn't make sense... Kojima loves to tease his fans & what better way than telling us we can't have what we know & love... Nice one Kojima, you'll have to try a little harder to pull the wool over my eye's ...

I've signed the petition just in-case anyways...
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drift_shifter8 Apr 1, 13
No, this can't be. I've grown accustomed to Hayter's voice in being Solid Snake and now I wonder who will replace him.
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Machienzo Apr 1, 13
quote Musachi 86
quote shamsedinali
Yeah I don't buy this. Kojima Productions brought back the original Japanese VA (Akio Otsuka) to voice Snake as he's always done, and gave Hayter the boot. There is obviously something Kojima's not telling us, and it's definitely not only to "recreate the series." If it was, he would have replaced the Japanese VA, simple.

I agree. I think it's all a big joke Kojima is playing. Think about it, if the Jap voice actor is still the same & he's trying to "reboot" the series it just doesn't make sense... Kojima loves to tease his fans & what better way than telling us we can't have what we know & love... Nice one Kojima, you'll have to try a little harder to pull the wool over my eye's ...

I've signed the petition just in-case anyways...
The question is however, was the Japanese VA announced for TPP, or are we still concluding this from his Ground Zeroes work? If it is the latter, there is still a change that there is a new VA for the TPP. Though that would be a questionable choice of why swap VA's between games.

But I would agree also. It's a very odd statement that the swapping of an English only VA is meant to 'reinvent the series'. You don't reinvent a series with a different voice; that's not how reinventing works in gaming.
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Rabla Apr 1, 13
K guys you all have fun not buying the game because of a voice actor change.

I'll just be over here playing mother*bleep*ing MGS5. Because it's MGS5.
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Machienzo Apr 1, 13
Oh, there's no doubt I'll be buying it. Just when I play it, a small part of me will die inside. A character as momentous as Snake stands to lose a lot when you change his VA. How would people react if say; Master Chief, Kratos, Alyx Vance, Super Mario ir Nathan Drake (to name a few) had a sudden change in VA/Signature Voice in such a manner that has occurred with TPP. That is; without any forewarning and even to the surprise of the damn voice actor themselves!
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Jace2012 Apr 1, 13
Kojima is obviously trolling everyone... and he's enjoying it!
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