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Exclusive: David Hayter Elaborates on MGS 5 Absence

EP Daily’s old pal David Hayter has given us an exclusive interview about his absence from Metal Gear Solid V. (David Hayter, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, PS3, Xbox 360)

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rodiabloalmeida  +   1047d ago
David will always be Snake for a great amount of people that knows Metal Gear Solid frachise since MGS1. I don't know what kojima is up to, but David is already been missed right now as Snaker's voice. He IS Snake, if I can say that way. I hope for a surprise.
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generic-user-name  +   1047d ago
You're right, Hayter IS Snake, but he's not Big Boss, and in V Snake has become Big Boss (compare his face to Big Boss's at the end of 4, he is now identical to that).

I still think (hope) that Hayter will make some form of an appearance in it, maybe as a young Solid Snake at the very end of the game.

I hate that such an iconic voice will be absent but it does fit with the story.
Eamon  +   1047d ago
what are you talking about? Solid Snake is the clone of Big Boss, so it makes absolute sense for them to have the same voice actors. The reason why Big Boss in MGS4 was voiced by someone else is because he's like 80 years old and it would sound a bit strange seeing two different people talking with the same voice and since Hayter was already putting on an older voice for Old Snake.

The fact is, there is no real story reason for him getting dropped.
-Gespenst-  +   1047d ago
@generic: Hrm not really, he should really just sound like old-snake but not as old. I don't need to tell you that Hayter was Big Boss in both Snake Eater and Peace Walker.
cpayne93  +   1047d ago
He played Big Boss in mgs 3, Portable ops, and Peace Walker.
Blacktric  +   1047d ago
He will be back. Period.

See how that fits? That lipsync was tailored for Hayter's delivery. Not Otsuka's.
TheOneWhoIsTornApart  +   1047d ago
@Eamon. Liquid and Solidus were clones too and they didnt sound like Big Boss or Solid so you are wrong.
Eamon  +   1045d ago

Did you know that the japanese voice actor of Solidus is the same as Solid and Big Boss?

Just because they don't sound like each other in the english voices, they still have virtually the same DNA. Regardless, Big Boss and Solid Snake have always had the same voice except in MGS4.
DragonKnight  +   1047d ago
So, anyone still think it's a prank?
Jayjayff  +   1047d ago
Certainly do hope it is.
Tetsujin  +   1047d ago
I'm calling right now its some sort of "Fan response" to a what-if situation. I've never heard of such hype, and talk about someone not voicing a character in a game; I've heard of some voice actors who died, however not talked about at this magnitude. I wonder how different this would have been if Nolan North was to stop voicing Nathan Drake, or if someone else was to have voiced Cole from Gears of War.

Yes, if true someone else is voicing Big Boss he will be missed, and yes I will still buy/support Metal Gear Solid because I am a big fan of the series, and no I'm not going to think differently of the series just because someone else is voicing the character.
Etseix  +   1047d ago
i hope Kojima gets to make a remake of the saga, and then including hayter on it,
will be weird, to play as Naked Snake without Hayter.
HeavenlySnipes  +   1047d ago
They can't do this. Konami and Kojima are gonna have to cave, because like he said, this franchise is 15 years old. It's not like Infamous that was only 1 game

You can't just change the voice actor of a character 15 years after we've gotten used to it :/
-Gespenst-  +   1047d ago
Mainstream games journalism and advertisement = Dubstep and super-exaggerated reporting accents.

But yeah I just hope Kojima hasn't kicked out David for the actor in the upcoming film. Seriously, minus respect for that if it's the case. That film is almost definitely going to suck unless it's really experimental and wacky like the original game, which it definitely won't be. I don't know why Kojima just doesn't direct it himself...

Also I think it's safe to say this isn't a prank. I don't know how you could expect anyone to find this funny.
RevXM  +   1046d ago
Kojima should be co-Director at least.

We will see when it nears wether it is a movie worth going to the cinema's for.
Hopefully yes.
haymoza  +   1047d ago
When news of Hayter not voicing Snake was first mentioned, I was like "so". But seeing Hayter's reaction with my own eyes... I remembered how much I love this guy.I'm an inconsiderate a-hole for forgetting how awesome this guy truly is. He will always be Snake.

Bring him back.
Assuming this isn't a joke troll by Hideo himself.
Whitefox789  +   1047d ago
It seems so unreal until you hear it, see it, and feel it from the voice actor.

He truly felt Snake as a character was a major part of him. Not many people can say things like that.
xtreampro  +   1047d ago
I think this is great! as long as the new voice actor sounds unique and better than Hyter I'm for this change. David Hyters voice imo was getting progressively worse over the years and Snake started to sound like he had throat cancer or what I call a "Croaky Crocodile voice".

In MGS2 his voice was ok but after that Snakes reached the point of over-exaggeration.
LF91  +   1047d ago
Really doesn't sound like a prank now, I was really hoping it would be. As wrong as it is, my excitement for mgs5 has dropped knowing Hayter will not be doing the voice of big boss. I know some of you will say its because he's getting older and he didn't do it in mgs4, but ground zeroes is set virtually straight after peace walker. Also I don't think his voice would change all that much when he comes out of that 9 year coma, hopefully the petition going on will make enough noise to get kojima's attention and bring Hayter back. For anyone who would like to sign the petition here's the link...
MasterD919  +   1047d ago
Surprised no-one mentioned the Kiefer Sutherland casting rumor.
HmongAmerican  +   1047d ago
Sorry Konami, I will pass on MGS5. No David Hayter no buy.
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kingdomtrigger  +   1047d ago
Why the hell would kojima put in a line for the beginning of ground zeroes like "kept you waiting, huh?" if he isnt going to have the iconic voice actor that would really give that line its punch?

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