The fallout over the lack of Solid Snake’s original voice actor in Metal Gear Solid V is continuing this week, it seems. David Hayter has now given more details into why he won’t be appearing in Hideo Kojima’s upcoming sequel, reiterating that nobody from Konami or Kojima himself offered an explanation or reasoning as to why he wasn’t included this time around.
For a guy that has been involved in Metal Gear Solid games since the iconic PS1 title back in 1998, this has been a very bitter pill to swallow for a lot of die hard Metal Gear fans, who still can’t believe that he won’t be in the game.
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We told you recently how a petition had been set up to get him back in the game before release, but now Hayter has decided to use his personal Twitter account to get a few more things off his chest. He has revealed that if it were up to him, he would be voicing Snake forever.
He also was very honest to say that he feels ‘ill’ to think about the prospect of another actor voicing Snake other than him – and who can blame him. Ultimately though, he has said it is Hideo Kojima and Konami’s decision and that it is fair if they don’t want him in the next project.
With that in mind, there are still some fans who believe that this could all be a ruse to build up further attention towards the game, and that David Hayter will be included in Metal Gear Solid V after all. The note by Hayter is dated April 1st, 2013, but it would really be an evil move if this was all a joke by Hayter and Kojima.
Having said that, it still feels like the whole saga isn’t over yet. Read the whole thing for yourself and let us know your thoughts on it. Do you think it is a PR stunt or not?