David Hayter was not Asked to Voice Snake in Metal Gear Solid V
One of the more noticeable aspects of the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain trailer was the mute aspect of the Snake characters. Neither of them spoke, and David Hayter’s iconic voice (first heard in 1998’s Metal Gear Solid) could not be heard. The voice-actor/screenwriter posted a cryptic tweet not long after the trailer’s release, telling his fans, “Well look, at least I had a good run.” Hayter confirmed in a tweet shortly after that he was not asked by Kojima to voice the character.
According to some fans however, that this could not be the case. Metal Gear Solid V‘s marketing campaign has thus far has been predicated on deception and misdirection. The announcement of Hayter as the voice of Snake may simply be held over until a later date. In the meantime, at least we have Kiefer Sutherland (featured in the initial The Phantom Pain trailer).
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is being developed by Kojima Productions and will be published by Konami for the PlayStation 3, PC, and Xbox 360. Next-generation platforms have yet to be confirmed.