Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is set to arrive this September, but it appears to be missing one key piece of the Metal Gear Solid franchise. Unless the last few years have been all one big troll, it appears that the iconic voice of Snake, David Hayter, will be missing the party this time. However, with Hideo Kojima departing Konami after The Phantom Pain, Hayter is hoping to return in the future.
David Hayter first debuted in the role of Solid Snake in the first Metal Gear Solid game way back in 1998. He has reprised the role numerous times over the years, until it was revealed that he was being replaced by Kiefer Sutherland in the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
Hayter has many times now addressed how disappointed he is in this decision and has once again discussed the topic in a video interview with FraggedNation that included not only Hayter, but also Raiden voice actor Quinton Flynn.
According to some transcribed quotes from GamingBolt, Hayter discusses how it doesn’t bother him when fans think he’s just trolling when he brings up the series, as the more people that talk about it the better. He then starts to say something about Kojima before the audio cuts out, which Flynn asks him about.
Hayter makes a joke by saying that he said “He can go f**k himself,” but then went on to explain what he really said.
“I was saying now that Kojima is gone, may be Konami will make a different decision and bring me back.”
This would continue to be one long con if he does appear in the game, but it’s sounding more and more like he will not show up in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.