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Submitted by chromiumtwist 441d ago | news

The Big MGSV Reveal, And a Few Notes on The Recasting of Big Boss

A short look at some of the reasons behind the recasting of one of gaming's, and my personal, favourite characters. (Hideo Kojima, Industry, Kojima Productions, Konami, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, PS3, PS4, Tech, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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Fergusonxplainsall  +   441d ago
We need the Frog brothers to sort out this ultimate suck.

Damn now i want a Lost Boys game..
Run_bare  +   441d ago
I have the same feelings when they cast Daniel Craig as James Bond, now I can't see anyone else but Daniel Craig as James.
sashimi  +   441d ago
I said the same thing about Pierce Brosnan, though i'm ok with Daniel Craig i still prefer Pierce Brosnan.
Nitrowolf2  +   441d ago
same boat as you
wingman32x  +   441d ago
Same here. Loved Pierce as Bond. All of the Bond actors have been at least decent, but I liked Brosnan the best.
GreenRanger  +   441d ago
I wonder if Kiefer plays games?

He seems like one of those guys who makes toast by sticking bread into the fireplace, so i doubt it.
CynicalKelly  +   441d ago
He said in the behind scenes video that he doesn't play video games but he seems like he is really committed to it regardless.

I think he will do just fine. And I think the game will be better because of him.
Sideras  +   441d ago
Ask yourself, how many voice actors play games?
One? Two? The only one I can think of is Elias Toufexis.
Gameatholon  +   441d ago
He said in the interview that he is not a gamer. I am starting to wonder if anyone actually watched it.

Here's the interview

http://www.gamespot.com/met...
NatureOfLogic  +   441d ago
I went from a fan to a hayter. I will be buying the game used though. Hopefully Hayter will be back after this new va fails so hard in the game.
THamm  +   441d ago
Not on the XBOXONE you won't, and I hardly think he will fail. Hayter is still in the mix, a guy losing his job is not gonna gloat all over the internet about it. His pride would be in the way
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Fergusonxplainsall  +   441d ago
Next Mickey Mouse will sound like Morgan Freeman..

Scooby Doo will be replaced with Vin Diesel's voice and facial movements. "Ruh!?"

Kratos will be voiced and facialized by Elijah Woods.

Give me you mean face Elijah! (giggles)
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azshorty2003  +   441d ago
While im not Happy about the change, I'm OK with it. I think he'll do fine. But I'm still unsure of the reasoning. I hope there's an answer other then 'we just felt like changing him'.
skydragoonity  +   441d ago
The only thing constant in life is change.
R_aVe_N  +   441d ago
This is not Kiefer's first romp in the gaming world. He has already won an award from voice acting in games. So I think he will do well.
Me: Hey, Big Boss!

Big Boss: *In Kiefer voice* What?

Me: Eat a snickers.

Big Boss: *In Kiefer voice* Why?

Me: Because you don't sound like you when you're hungry.
.......
Me: Better?

Big Boss: *In Hayter voice* Better.
ANIALATOR136  +   440d ago
you should make a meme pic for that :)
I don't know how x( You do it!
ANIALATOR136  +   440d ago
i'll likely have a go at it as soon as i get on a computer. on my psvita browser now lol
SSJBen  +   441d ago
This article actually makes a good point that many have been ignoring.
Facial motion capture is a big thing now in game development, while indeed animators can still go in and fix up animations but the bulk of the time to do that now lies on polishing more than hand animating every frame.

Hayter, as iconic of a voice he has isn't an actor. He's a writer, he's a voice actor. But it'll be taking too much time for him — which I think is what Kojima fears — to go and get himself accustomed to a Snake voice + facial acting going.

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