Submitted by Wedge19 663d ago | opinion piece

The Persistent Troll of MGSV: Too Early To Rule Out David Hayter

All eyes seem to be on David Hayter, the man behind the iconic growl of Solid Snake since he was first given a voice in the original Metal Gear Solid. He released a tweet on TwitLonger explaining the situation behind Metal Gear Solid V and why he is not going to be the voice for this outing. Aside from the very obvious scrutiny that this is under for being put into the open on April 1st, there are a few other reasons that this could all be a lie and a furthering of the troll that began long before we ever saw the trailer for The Phantom Pain. (David Hayter, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360)

TrendyGamers  +   664d ago
I hope he's in there!
Blacktric  +   663d ago
We are talking about the guy who made everyone believe that Snake was going to be the main protagonist of Metal Gear Solid 2 until launch date.

This is just another Kojima/Hayter ruse.

Further confirmation;


The lipsync never matched for Japanese dub but it's a perfect near 1:1 match for Hayter's delivery.

He. Will. Be. Back!
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Ace_Pheonix  +   663d ago
I love you so much for that video link, I could kiss you on the mouth. A bubble up will have to do though. I had given up hope until seeing that. The voicework with Kiefer was so awful that I'm sure it's just a stand in, but honestly I'd like them to use Hayter for GZ and then work Doyle in after his coma.
dbjj12088  +   664d ago
Yeah honestly I feel bad for the guy. He IS Snake, so to lose the role people know him for after so many years is tough.
JonnyBigBoss  +   664d ago
I'm certain he's in the game.
ftwrthtx  +   663d ago
We will probably find out at launch that it was all a big hoax and he is still Snake.
Transporter47  +   663d ago
Hayter doesn't need to be in the game. I know he will be missed but he this game is going to be awesome regardless of the voice actor, now if Kojima wasn't making it then that is a big problem, replacing a director compare to a voice actor is more severe.
Edito  +   663d ago
It's not just about a voice actor it's about personality too... u can judge someone personality just by hearting the voice sometimes... and for Snake that was a huge thing his voice + his behave etc it's all conected...
Transporter47  +   663d ago
Maybe for me, hearing a new voice doesn't mean the entire character is going to be different, i played every single MGS on English, i heard the Jap Voice which i prefer, but that doesn't mean the character is going to change completely because of a different voice. So far from what i seen in the trailer im happy with the new voice and Big Boss, but maybe im more open minded about new changes as long as they don't change the way he looks or acts i'm fine with a voice change, who knows maybe it will better then hayter keyword Maybe.
Sideras  +   663d ago
There really is no reason to exclude Hayter, he stated that I loved the character and would do it for as long as possible. It would be one thing if he said "no I'm done, I wanna do something else".
And yes I'm sure the game will be great, but it will still be alot worse without Hayter.
kingdomtrigger  +   663d ago
Wait... didn't someone ask David Hayter if he even was asked to come back for metal gear solid v by someone on twitter and he said "nope." And now is saying that he met with someone that told him he won't be in metal gear solid V? Maybe I'm wrong about this, but isn't this contradicting his previous tweet?
xabmol  +   663d ago
I kinda like that David wont be voicing BB anymore. I think it means that soon we'll see some BB vs. Solid. And SS will be voiced by, "Who?" you ask. ;D
2pacalypsenow  +   663d ago
Anybody that doesnt like David hayter and is fine with him not voicing Snake is no true fan of MGS .. HE IS SNAKE
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adorie  +   663d ago
Hayter. Hayter? Haaaaayterrrrrrr!?
Etseix  +   663d ago
sorry 2pacalypsenow, but that is just stupid,
for starters, on MGS4 Big Boss didn't had Hayter's voice, he was being represented by Mr Doyle if i remember, no one, cared about his voice, (he did sounded great ) and was not Hayter voice,
now, he is older, and even if its great that we could have Hayter, i don't see a problem there, Hayter is Solid Snake, but we are talking about Naked Snake here, let's see what happens in the end and hope it's an amazing performance by whoever is making the voice.
kB0  +   663d ago
I honestly don't want to sound like a prick, but I couldn't care less. I'm more worried about Kojima loosing face with what the series means.

Just because Hayter isn't in this game doesn't mean he won't be in the future. I mean Big Boss in MGS 4 wasn't voiced by hayter, so really this make sense.

I'm really looking forward to be immersed as well in this game as I have been in MGS 4 and Peace Walker. Two of the best Metal Gear Titles to date:)

Yes yes, 1-3 were awesome, but the way 4 was put together, and how awesome the actual game play was in peace walker, I have to say those two raised the bar.

MGS 1 and 2 are tedious when compared now....(game play not story wise). MGS 3 is fine if you play the Subsistence version:), although levels were short :P

anyways let's see, he might be in it....but I don't care if he is:P We all move on eventually....except for kratos:D He's voice is Epic :D LOL!
cpayne93  +   663d ago
Wow I ccompletely disagree with you, 4 was the worst in the series imo. It was only about 1/3 stealth, the rest were action segments that weren't even that well done. Mowing enemies down on a turret for 10 minutes? No thanks. I like the way the story was wrapped up, but some of the implementation could have been better. And why did johnny and meryl randomly fall in love? Kinda cheasy.

Peace Walker is my second favorite though, with 1 being my favorite. I don't see how 1 and 2 could be tedious compare to 3, since both were faster paced than 3. I only started play mgs a couple years ago and I felt 1 and 2 still had very fun gameplay.
kB0  +   663d ago
1 and 2 are tedious because of the very dated gameplay style....don't get me wrong, I love the series, but the fixed camera angles make it hard to immerse myself. Fast paced vs slow paced isn't what tedious is...:P MGS3 it was about survival + stealth...it was actually very exciting at times:)

MGS 4 honestly wasn't just about stealth, the game was set in a war zone which...shit hit the fan and you saw it:)
Shuyin  +   663d ago
I agree. MGS4 was a masterpiece. My fave game this gen.
Deadpool616  +   663d ago
Everything is so well timed, it's hard to determine what is real.
Gameatholon  +   663d ago
I am sorry to tell you guys this, but April fools is over. David Hayter is out. The Joke/Troll with Joakim Mogren/Moby Dick Studios was a world wide stunt used to drum up media and get people to talk on forums, blogs news sites etc about the game. It served a purpose and it succeeded immensely. Why pull another troll immediately after the first that would shine a negative light on the game?

The only reason is because in a couple of months people will forget and move on to the next Ea article to bash or "Egotistical developer to whine about".

Someone said "timing is everything" Exactly right, the game is most likely not due until next year, get the negative out of the way as soon as possible, show another trailer at E3 with more dialogue (which I am sure will be excellent VA, despite still alienating some core fans, but ultimately even they will stop complaining)

Even if David being out, was a joke it serves no purpose, other than negative feedback and to alienate fans. Why would any company want people to be talking negative about there game? So they can say, "fooled you"? I highly doubt it.

Well it's April 2nd, both Hayter and Kojima productions are staying true to their initial responses.
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yaz288  +   663d ago
Really guys .. Lets just call the guy "Big boss" and since he already had 2 actors playing him ( Hayter - Richard Doyle ) so who cares if they put a third actor. If it were solid snake, yes, you should be pissed imo. Beside the new one is not as bad as the new guy in splinter cell. However I would prefer Richard Doyle since he played old big boss in mgs4.
kingdomtrigger  +   663d ago
I just find it odd that he would put a line in ground zeroes like "kept you waiting huh?" when we wouldn't have the iconic voice to really make that line so cool. I mean i understand why he would want to change the phantom pain's voice actor for big boss, but he confirmed that ground zeroes takes place literally days after peace walker...
Shacojin  +   663d ago
He's not voicing Big Boss... he will just come in to do a few lines for a very young Solid Snake in his early days of embarking into his military career right at the end of MGS:V
ZBlacktt  +   663d ago
MGS is Kojima's baby. Been seeing this for some time now. I think Kojima wants to take back the control that David feels entitled too. Just like when the MGS movie came about. Knowing David is in the movie producing side as well. He was not even asked to have anything to do with the movie and that became news. So it seems the relationship is really separating.

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