David Hayter Won’t Be The Voice Of Snake In Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – Kojima Never Asked Him To Do It


There’s no shortage of excitement surrounding the announcement of the latest game in the Metal Gear Solid franchise. A trailer and gameplay video left fans salivating for more, but something that was missing was the voice of Snake himself, David Hayter. The man who voices Snake has become as legendary as the character he portrays, but now it seems that David Hayter will not be reprising his role in Metal Gear Solid V. Why? It’s not clear. Yet.

Hayter took to Twitter and posted this:

Not long after that someone asked Hayter if he had even been asked to reprise his role, to which he replied, “Nope.”

Other people were a little suspicious, though, citing that Hayter didn’t actually say he wouldn’t be voicing Snake, and that people were merely leaping to that conclusion. Could it all just be another of Kojima’s games?

However, Geoff Keighley, best known as the host of Spike TV’s GTTV, issued a Tweet saying that he’d just sat down and done an interview with Kojima, in which he confirms no Hayter for Metal Gear Solid V:

People responded by asking if Kojima explained why Hayter won’t be involved. Geoff replied that yes, Kojima did explain himself, and that he’d let the interview speak for itself.

So it seems pretty certain that Hayter won’t be involved, which has lead a lot of people to declare they won’t buy the game if the iconic voice isn’t in it. That seems like an extreme reaction, but then Metal Gear Solid has passionate fans.

We’ll find out Kojima’s reasons soon enough.

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  1. I would definetly not be buying metal gear 5 their is only one snake and his name is David hayter he is. The only legendary snake that. Their. Is no. One. Can. Take that. Away andKiefer_Sutherland wont be the. Snake charactor that. Us all metal gear fans know and love

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