METAL GEAR V By David Hayter
Really sad. I do hope our petitioning and pressure can get Konami and Kojima to change their minds. David Hayter gave up half of his salary to get the original voice actors of MGS1 to return in Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes.
Yep. taking out david was like taking out bruce willis from die hard. exept they never took out bruce. hint: dont take out david!~
last die hard sucked though
They should hAve ended it on live free or die hard. He shot through himself to kill the bad guy!
quite frankly BB is better voiced by Doyle and Otsuka than by Hayter. Aside from that it's just straight up weird to hear snake basically talk to himself.
Maybe it's 1 April joke. He does signed on 1 april.
Personally I think you're all being duped just like I knew you were all being duped with the whole "Phantom Pain isn't the next MGS game" and "Jaokim isn't Kojima, I swear" things. You think it's coincidence this was written on April 1st? I don't believe in coincidence. As far as I'm concerned this is just confirmation that David Hayter will be once again reprising his role(s) based on how they've been marketing this game thus far. And how they've been doing that is with the opposite of the truth.
Well, it's good that Konami didn't tell Hayter why they didn't need him for this game, or else he'd probably be tweeting it now and spoiling the story.
@Larry L: Except Hayter has been talking about how he won't be a part of MGS5 for awhile now. Remember the Tweet where he asked fans if they'd want to see him in the game or not? The likelihood of it being an April Fools joke is slim.
I'm with David Hayter on this one. I'll feel a bit sick to hear anyone other than him voicing snake. If it's not Richard Doyle I'll be extremely pissed. Hayter is not Metal Gear, but Hayter IS Snake. They already tried MGS without Snake on MGS2, and it was shite playing as Raiden compared to Snake.
DH's acting more and more like that JB sissy.
Yeah, Die Hard 4 wasnt even a die hard flick, it was some book they put Mclane into and it wasn't Die Hard. Never saw the last one. I think I trust Kojima, but it hurts a little.
Loved the games, specially die hard 3.. Can anyone remember the catch phrase which was most used in the game???
Die Hard 3 is not a game.
Assumimg that it was not a typo, would that be Die Hard Trilogy for SEGA Saturn/Playstation? If that's the case, "yippee-ki-yay!" is what you're looking for. On topic: The new voice sounds good enough, if the character was Solid I'd have a real problem with it, but it's Big Boss, and as he was voiced by Doyle in the fourth installment we already know that his voice wil naturallyl change as he gets older. The Ground Zeroes part though, is still problematic. I wish they could get Hayter back for the GZ part, and let the new actor do his job on the Phantom Pain part. That'd be my perfect solution.
Yeah, I meant the Trilogy. I meant that but thought it was die hard 3, lol. Been a long time since I played that. ;)
David Hayter and Hideo Kojima are trolling all MGS fans hard. Him saying this on April 1st makes it pretty clear. When it comes to info that seems out of place.... dont trust these people, I thought people would have figured it out by now.
I agree. Right down to Hayter saying he sat down to lunch with someone 'involved in the production' who said he wouldn't be needed, without any explanation as to why. I have a hard time believing they would get together for lunch specifically to discuss the matter, only to say "you're out", with no explanation whatsoever, and leave it at that. Not only would that be weird, but disrespectful to Hayter, who's been Solid Snake for 15 years.
I learned my lesson with MGS2. Kojima will not fool me again.
i have the same feeling. He loves trolling keeps the wait more interesting :)
Easy solution for you guys... if you don't like the fact that Hayter isn't going to be in MGS5 then don't buy MGS5. I'm sure the lack of sales will knock some sense into them.
I don't like the fact that Hayter won't reprise his role as snake in the new MGS. But to be honest, it won't stop me from playing the game. I still think Kojima should have tried to see if hayter could have changed his voice a little to suit the new Big Boss. Does anyone know if the japanese version of big boss have the same voice style as all the other games? I know they got the same voice actor but has he done anything different with the voice?
Such a shame Kojima is such a douche...sorry but it has to be said. The problem is Kojima has become such a "icon" in the gaming industry that whatever he says is automatically gold, he could create a crap game and it would get good reviews. If he's not trolling us he's basicaly done this for nothing 1) The Japanese voice actor for Snake is still returning 2) Kojima talked about "recreating the MGS" franchise yet thats his reason for leaving David out.....if that was the case thats something you would say if you were rebooting the series. 3) He said that this time it's his last MGS game (I know he's said it before) but if it was why get rid of him. You may aswell include him I really don't think MGSV should of been another prequel. If he wanted to do a sequel he should of found a way to bring Solid Snake back....someway.
yeah it is a shame, kojima wanted a new vision thus leaving hayter out but keeping otsuka. He said this would be his last MGS game. He didn't say it would be the last one though, its a series he knows Konami/Kojima Productions will never let go. I am guessing he will take a ligher role like he did for portable ops. MGS doesn't need a sequel, 4 was the perfect ending to the series. Wrapped up almost everything and Solid Snakes journey is over and he can finally rest. However, the problem with the prequels is that it makes BB so awesome that SS is overshadowed.
voice actors dont make video games. Gameplay and story does.
If you disagree you are clearly delusional fanboys. Get real. Lighten up. Seriously, lol!
Voice actors contribute to both the story and the gameplay in my opinion. It would be completely offputting to have a character who is in no way matched by a voice actor. Thus not having a fitting voice actor would negatively affect how you perceive the story, and to some lesser extent also the gameplay (as voice actors do speak during generally play).
I like David Hayter. But Snake sounded really awesome in the trailer as well though. I wanna give the new actor a chance.
That wasn't snake talking in the trailer, it was the bandages guy.
What trailer did you hear Snake in? Are you talking about Keifer Sutherland? Or at least the guy who sounds like Keifer Sutherland?
Yeah man I totally know how you feel... First world problems.
Why am I reading this on April 1st? I feel like its another mind game. Snake isn't in this game well as an adult. So I expect Hayter's voice isn't really required as in MGS 4 they felt an older Big Boss would have a different voice likely that is why he is not in this game. Still won't be bad though we know Kojima will do it right.
Kojima-san: -Disrespects Hayter by not telling him to his face that he doesn't want him back for MGS V. -Cancels MGO2, knowing it may take 2-3 years until we ever get another one. Doesn't care, gives it to an AMERICAN (-_-) dev team that he whips up out of nowhere to make the sequel, even though they may not have ever played any of the past MGO games). -Trolls us with that Jaokim nonsense which was anticlamactic feeling when he finally revealed that TTP was MGS V. I love Kojima, but lately i'm getting annoyed.
meww i'm used to hideo kojima always trying to kill off the metal gear series. it never takes him long to shoot out an eye, saw off a arm death by old age or letting a completely unknown take the lead role. lets face it's always been this way with him. peace walker is the only exception in which the lead character gets away to fight another day without been blinded or chopped up (odd really) i have loved an hated every thing he has ever done to the series and i will buy this next installment on day one whatever he does. because to me he is just great at creating very good games. love the series and it's always been worth every penny i spent on it. wish david the best and i wont be surprised that we will see him again..
I bet this is All just an elaborate Troll, Hayter Not returning? this Game seems to be delivered or marketed in Parts, One Has to ask themselves So he's Not returning for this Part but what about the other... So hes not in the Prologue? so what.. ?
This is Why In The Link! http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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I still cant get over the fact that this guy´s voice aint gonna be on MGS:5. I feel this is a giant troll from Kojima and Hayter. Adding the fact that he posts this on 1st of April... I dont know...
Yes but he wrote this on April 1st..
yeah we can still hope xD
Everyone should note that it's April 1st (AKA April fools day) Im not saying theirs definite foolery afoot but it seems kinds odd don't ya think?
The man himself has said this is no April Fools. https://twitter.com/DavidBH...
Maybe him saying it isn't an April Fool's joke is an April Fool's joke itself?
But then he suddenly deleted the tweet. It's like Konami saying, "Hey! You two (HK & DH) are going overboard!!!"
except info on hayter not being in mgs5 has been out for a while now... so i doubt it's an april fools joke.
Many pranks had started prior to April 1st only to be revealed later that they were jokes on that day. Sometimes, realism(to convince someone) requires more than a day to achieve :P
I actually think this is no April Fool's. I think that Kojima wants to go in another direction. His letter was too sincere to be a joke.
and that's where the conflict lies.
Sincere? Exactly what they want you to believe. You think Kojima would make it obvious? Think again.
@Xaphy that is soooooooo besides the point :D
But didn't he on several occasions say he wanted to hang up the coat on Snake due to the voice getting really hard on him? If that's true he can't really claim to be a victim now, for all he knows those comments may have been one of the reasons that led to this. I'd think if Kojima realized that Hayter was in physical pain performing the voice he'd look into relieving him.
I don't know if he said it in jest, but I remember Hayter saying before each recording session, he had to smoke almost half a pack to get his voice gruff enough. This is kind of like the transition that Splinter Cell is going through with Michael Ironside getting replaced.
yo that kinda sucks and is pretty much a kick in the grind,If Hayter wasn't called upon in production of this game, Kojipro better have a good reason.
first Splinter cell now MGS :-/
APRIL FOOLS. Oh kojima, you always do this.
Dude just that you know... This was announced long before April fools so guess again..
Still just a publicity stunt as usual.
Yes, but he didn't have to write this all out and release on April 1st. That makes what he wrote questionable.
That`s completely hopeless Kojima. What the hell are you thinking?? This has to be the most stupid decision Kojima has ever done. And that`s including making SPOILER ALERT!!!! Raiden a lead character in MGS2. Instead of gaining positive response after the showing of MGS V, all the fans can think about now is !!!! Changing the iconic voice of Snake is suicide for the series. It would be like removing Charlie Sheen from Two and a half men. And we all know how well that went. Without him there isn`t a show any more, becuase he`s the show, and the reason why you watch it. The same is it with Snake`s personality. He`s the reason why people want to play the MGS-games. Without Hayter`s voice there isn`t any more Snake. I see some people pointing out that this is Big Boss and that`s why he shouldn`t have the same voice as Solid Snake. But why did Hayter then voice him in MGS3 and the portable MGS-games? Why is Akio Ōtsuka still voicing him in the japanese version, if Kojima wanted a change? It dosn`t make any sense. I hope the fans speak up about this, bacause i don`t want to see Kojima doing another George Lucas to his series. Of course some people will say that it`s his game and he could do what he wants with it. But it`s also the fans that Kojima is making the game for. That`s the whole point of doing it isn`t it? Kojima isn`t the only one who get`s to have an opinion of the direction to take the series. Just think how well Star Wars could`ve turned out it someone stoped Lucas from going la lu li la lo mental with Star Wars? How well did MGS2 turn out in the end compared to MGS1 and MGS3? Kojima isn`t allways right, and the least he needs is more puppets around him, who will just agree with everything he does. For those who think characters arn`t important in video games, look at the new reboot of Dante in Devil May Cry. The sales were abysmal because you don`t spit your fans in the face and think they don`t care. In a series like MGS the story and characters are even more important than in DMC. So why fuck with what`s perfect already? Without Hayter as Big Boss i just can`t see myself picking the game up. The only reason i could except it, is if Hayter would voice Solid Snake in the game and he would fight Big Boss and they didn`t want him talking to himself. But i don`t see that as likely. Why is Akio Ōtsuka still voicing him in the japanese version, if that`s the case? I really hope this is some kind of joke, but i don`t think so unfortunately :( I really hope Kojima comes to his senses, but i doubt it really. I don`t mean to sound pessimistic, but he`s a hard man to change once he`s made up his mind. I do believe though that the chance will increase if enough people will voice their concerns about it, so i`m hoping as many as possible will do so. He definatly needs to hear it as soon as possible, before it`s too late.
Took the word straight out of my mouth!
I think putting Hayter in the voice of Big Boss in MGS3 was a mistake. As was in Portable MGS serie. *Spoiler* was a little weird when a saw Big Boss and Snake together in the final of MGS4, with different voices.. But now that the mistake was made, it's time to left Hayter work again with Big Boss
Agreed if he would have handled it like that then this wouldn't even been an issue but you can start something like that and do a 180 and grab someone else. It is crazy. Now if it is Richard Doyle then I understand because of MGS4 but if it is not Doyle either then Kojima has some hardcore explaining to do. Now Kojima owes us nothing it is his game and we have a choice to buy it or not but this news is really unsettling.
Also take into consideration that Big Boss was burned to shit in his later years. If that didn't change his voice I don't know what will. That and it would be confusing to hear two characters with the same voice.
To say you won't pick up mgs v is sacrilegious. Would Hayter be missed? Yes. But lets by forget this game is Kojima... He is MGS... Nobody else is. I love Hayter... But people sayin they won't pick up Kojimas next baby makes me LOL.
Well you could say the same thing about Two and a half men, and how well is that series going without Sheen? Dead in a ditch, yes it is. Kojima is a fantastic game creator, but ditching the main chararcter is like saying game over. It reminds me of movies where they don`t have any of the main characters left and are stuck with nobodies that nobody cares about. A big part of Snake`s personality is his voice. It`the reason why people find him iconic. How well would Kratos in GOW work if they had changed his voice actor? Drake`s in Uncharted? Darth Vader in Star Wars? It just wouldn`t be the same character any more. And trust me Snake is damn important in the games. Why do you think people hated Raiden so much to begin with? That alone shows that Kojima dosn`t allways make the right decisions with his games.
Kojima is MGS just as much as Hayter is Snake's voice.
Don't get me wrong.. I'm not happy about David not being the voice of my beloved Big Boss. I just can't imagine not playing MGSV. Ill be popping in on all these people calling strike on this game when it comes out :)
Am I the only person who didn't mind Raiden being the main character in MGS2? I mean Snake is awesome but I liked the twist at the beginning and thought the game was still great, like all of them. Change is good every now and then. Id have liked to play as Boss. If I remember rightly she was around during WW2? Just checked she was involved in D day, now sneaking around during that, with enemies everywhere fighting. Thats what I want. Could be possible on next gen hardware too.