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MGS Ground Zeroes: Snake actor David Hayter asks fans how they’d feel if he didn’t return

Wednesday, 6 March 2013 13:17 GMT By Dave Cook

Metal Gear Solid voice actor David Hayter has conducted a very weird Twitter poll, asking fans how they’d feel if he didn’t return as the voice of Solid Snake. Is he just trolling the world, or is there a slight chance he may not be returning? Judge for yourself.


Hmm. What’s he up to?

Last week I interviewed Hideo Kojima, who said he’s genuinely worried that Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes will be a flop, as it covers a lot of mature and taboo themes. You can check out my full interview here.

We’re also rounding up every rumour, screen and quote regarding Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes from now until the game eventually launches. Why? Because we’re nuts, clearly. Check it out here.

Thanks CVG.

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30 Comments

  1. GwynbleiddiuM

    Heartbroken :<

    #1 2 years ago
  2. orakaa

    I don’t know the guy (he does a good job in MGS by the way) but maybe he’s in negotiation with KojiPro? Maybe he’s trying to raise his fees a little bit. I don’t know, it’s just a supposition. Or maybe he’s in a bad mood and wanted to see if people cared about his work?

    Those are just very wild guesses, but maybe he just did it out of curiosity

    #2 2 years ago
  3. theevilaires

    You would not see a red penny from my pocket go to this game if David Hayter doesn’t return as Snake. He “IS” Snake. Plain and simple. NO DAVID HAYTER NO PURCHASE! Of course things would all get fucked up once a well known PlayStation franchise jumps the ship and goes to another console.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. deathm00n

    Maybe he’s just trying to inflate his ego. Wich he shouldn’t need, he’s fucking Snake!

    EDIT: No, fucking Snake didn’t sound good. But you get it right?

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Fin

    SNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE

    #5 2 years ago
  6. ps4fanboy

    It’ll be a lil disappointing, but if they cast someone with very good voice for ‘Snake’ then i can be okay with that.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. DogmanSP

    It kinda makes sense in a weird sort of way.

    *SPOILERS*

    In Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Big Boss isn’t played by Hayter, but by Richard Doyle. Most likely to differentiate between the two characters in the closing act.

    So having Doyle possibly reprising the role shouldn’t be that big of a surprise.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Hirmetrium

    I would almost prefer Big Boss to now be voiced by Doyle. They have to switch at some point, and Big Boss is looking less and less like Snake, and has already denounced that name.

    It doesn’t mean Snake won’t show up again – following the timeline he has to be alive by this point.

    And yeah, I’d be upset to see him go. The man’s voice carry’s metal gear solid all on its own.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Imperius

    I’d be pissed. Snakes voice is not replaceable. No David means there better be no Snake and the only charter that I would play other than Snake is frank yager aka grey fox aka the ninja aka a badass.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. YoungZer0

    David Hayter IS Snake. They might as well reboot it without him.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. GwynbleiddiuM

    @7 Yet, in Peace Walker Hayter returns as Big Boss’s voice, so no Richard Doyle. I wont allow it.

    PS: Akio Ōtsuka and David Hayter should always be Solid Snake and Big Boss’ voice, period.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Bomba Luigi

    They would need a very, very good Reason. Like Hayter gone Crazy and will not make Voice Acting for less then 50 Million. But replacing with no good Reason like Ubi did with Ironside would I not accept, means I would not buy the Game.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. killersense

    i personally think this could be a dig at splinter cell with ironside not voicing sam fisher in the upcoming game. kojima has taken digs at splinter cell in the past

    #13 2 years ago
  14. DogmanSP

    @11 No, you don’t get it. Peace walker’s Big Boss was a younger man.

    As he gets closer and closer to the age as he is seen in MGS4, it would make sense (continuity wise) that he’d eventually cross over to Doyle’s voice.

    Obviously there’s still some time between Ground Zeroes and MGS4, but that doesn’t take away the fact Solid and Naked Snake are two different (albeit very close) people. Something to bare in mind is that Liquid, Solid and Solidius all have different voice actors, even though they are essentially clones.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Erthazus

    I’m sick of Metal Gear Rumors.

    We got only one trailer that basically showed us nothing, now even David Hater trolling us.

    Sick bastards, I hope we will get decent info on march 27 at GDC.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. MadFlavour

    He’s an actor. Probably just ego tripping.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Beta

    No way I’d ever believe anyone else as Snake.

    Don’t torment me Hayter.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. MadFingerz

    Lol, too much time spent with KP has turned Hayter into a troll.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. GwynbleiddiuM

    @14 at the time of MGS3 Big Bos was 30, at the time of MGS: PW he’s 10 years older, and last time I checked people’s voice wont change all that much when they grow old. So even if in Ground Zeroes timeline Big Boss is 60 he would still sound pretty much the same, a bit rougher maybe.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. aaron_avelino

    No David Bateson as Agent 47? We’d have survived. No Micheal Ironside as Sam Fisher? Annoying but we’ll deal. Someone other than David Hayter as Snake. No fucking way. Wouldn’t work. – CVG

    #20 2 years ago
  21. vOL

    @20 Yeah I am pretty sure the timeline gaps between Peace Walker and Ground Zeroes is not THAT(for the voice to change) long..it will be more like weeks if not days after Peace Walker ending.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Hellhound30x

    David Hayter is Snake… thats all I’m saying. I hate it when they change up the actors or the talent…

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Clupula

    No David Hayter, no Snake.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. GwynbleiddiuM

    @21 Who gives a crap about Sam Fisher? He has like 20 line of dialogues in the whole series.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Lengendaryboss

    I will still buy it providing whoever is snake’s actor is remains true to snake’s character. You people above really will miss out on a MGS game because an established actor bows out, it seems ridiculous.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Vice

    Well I bet he’s sick of playing this character for so long.
    And how would I feel? Wouldn’t care.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. MadFingerz

    ^He isn’t…

    #27 2 years ago
  28. The Dude

    Would it be fair to say that David Hayter is *SOLID* Snake? I know he’s voiced Big Boss as well (up until now?), but… even though they look the same, they are different character after all. I wouldn’t mind Hayter no longer voicing BB now he’s older, I guess.

    If they ever revisited Solid Snake in some way then of course I’d hope David Hayter was his voice again, as he *is* indeed Snake.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. MadFingerz

    hmmm, I was just thinking…I know that Snake is used many times in reference to either SS or BB, but what if Hayter really does mean Solid? What if we see a younger SS in the game, probably still as a child, which would obviously mean Hayter couldn’t voice him? Now I’m going to be wondering about this until GDC..

    #29 2 years ago
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    Valve has said it will offer the HTC Vive Developer Edition for free to qualified developers in an effort to buoy projects before the tech launches commercially. Surgeon Simulator developer Bossa Studios and The Room studio Fireproof Games are just some of the developers which already have a free Vive in-hand. According to Valve’s Doug […]

  • DriveClub gameplay video features MotorStorm’s off-road buggies

    Some gameplay footage of MotorStorm’s off-road buggies in DriveClub has surfaced. Pictures of the buggies were shown on the Japanese PlayStation Blog earlier this month, which considering the game was developed by Evolution Studios – which developed MotorStorm – this isn’t too much of a surprise. The buggies were first spotted by Videogamer, which pulled […]

  • Mortal Kombat X live-action TV spot features the track Chop Suey

    The TV sport for Mortal Kombat X has been released, and not only does it contain a “spontaneous fight circle” taking over an entire city, but it features the System of a Down track Chop Suey. Mortal Kombat X will be released on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One April 14. The […]

  • Bloodborne Forbidden Woods progression bug caused by multiplayer summon

    A progression bug in Bloodborne is in the works, according to Sony and From Software. The issue occurs when players activate a multiplayer session in the Forbidden Woods using the Sinister Resonant Bell or Small Resonant Bell. It also appears the Lunarium Key won’t appear because of the multiplayer bug, and without the key you […]

  • Yo-Kai Watch game franchise has sold over 7 million copies

    The Yo-Kai Watch IP has sold over 7 million copies, according to developer Level-5. The figure included both physical and digital download sales. Yo-Kai Watch 3 will be unveiled during Level-5 Vision 2015 next month. The first title is in the works for the west but is still without a release window. Thanks, Gematsu.

  • Bloodborne trademark returned to Sony after accidentally losing it

    In case you were worried or anything, Sony has once again obtained the Bloodborne trademark. Earlier this week it was revealed that Sony mistakenly abandoned the Bloodborne trademark along with four others registered with US Patent and Trademark Office: Guns Up!, Kill Strain; How Games Were Made to Sound, and No Heroes Allows: No Puzzles […]

  • GTA 5 PC official trailer coming next week, 15 new screenshots released

    New PC screenshots of GTA 5 have been released along with word of a new trailer coming on Monday. The screens below are from the PC version and you can view them in 4K glory over on Rockstar Newswire. The PC version of GTA 5 releases on April 14.

  • PSN real-time server status page launching in Europe soon

    PlayStation users in Europe will soon have its own a PSN Service Status Indicator. It was released earlier this month in North America. The indicator makes it easier to check whether PlayStation services are down or running as planned. This includes account management, PlayStation Now, the store, social services, etc. Sony told Eurogamer the service […]

  • Exclusivity contract prevents Bioware from revealing Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC release on PS4

    Bioware is unable to discuss when the Jaws of Hakkon DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition will arrive on platforms other than PC and Xbox One. According to various tweets from executive producer Mark Darrah, due to the exclusivity contract between EA and Microsoft, the studio is unable to announce a release date for PlayStation 3 […]

  • LEGO Batman 3 demo, Namco Museum, more added to North American eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo for LEGO Batman 3, Namco Museum on Wii U Virtual Console, and various sales. Below is the full update. Nintendo eShop Dot Arcade – Wii U LEGO Ninjago – 3Ds LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Demo – Wii U Harvest Moon: The […]

  • Square Enix’s Easter Surprise bundle contains five mystery PC games

    Square Enix offering another mystery bundle to customers in the UK, which comes with five mystery PC games for £3.99. As before, customers will be unaware of the games they are purchasing in the mystery bundle, but the bundle contains triple-A titles worth £40 combined. One of Square’s previous mystery bundles contained Tomb Raider, Just […]

  • From Software’s PSone game Shadow Tower coming to PSN

    Shadow Tower, the first-person action-RPG developed for the original PlayStation by From Software, will be released on PlayStation Network. In the 1998 title, players took on the role of a mercenary who has returned home to the Holy Land of Zeptar to find the place has been sucked into the Underworld. He must use the […]

  • PlayStation TV gets price cut in the UK, now £44.99

    PlayStation TV has received a price cut in the UK. After several retailers started offering the console for less than the RRP of £84.99, users on DealSpwn began to wonder whether this is an official price cut, and not just regular deals or stock clearance. Sony later confirmed the new price of £44.99. “Starting from […]

  • Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon 2 is now available, for free

    You can download Forza Horizon 2 expansion Fast & Furious starting right now. Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious is available to download now through Xbox Live for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The expansion is standalone, so you don’t need to own Forza Horizon 2 to play it. It’s also free from now […]

  • Fire-based weapons come to PayDay 2 with the Butcher’s BBQ Pack

    The 20th DLC for PayDay 2, the Butcher’s BBQ Pack, is now available on Steam. The DLC will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: Piglet Grenade Launcher, 12G Steakout Shotgun and Mk1 Flamethrower Molotov cocktails and incendiary ammo Four new masks, patterns, materials and achievements The Butcher’s BBQ Pack is another co-development between Overkill and Croatian […]

  • Lords of the Fallen developer offers Hideo Kojima a job

    Amid the current turmoil between Hideo Kojima and publisher Konami, one studio has offered the legendary designer a position. Lords of the Fallen developer Deck 13 took to Twitter to extend a job offer to Hideo Kojima. Dear Mr. @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN In case you are currently searching, we have an open position as Head of Game […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy MIDA Multi Tool?

    The question on every Destiny player’s lips today. And the answer, supplied by resident Destiny expert Paul Davies, is… Yes! We asked Paul whether or not he thought Xur’s Exotic weapon this week was worth the 23 Strange Coins. Here’s what he said: “It was already a great gun to own for PVP owing to […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has an all-male cast to make it “more approachable”

    According to Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata, the main cast of the game is all-male because it makes the game “more approachable.” Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata spoke to Gamespot about the reason for his choice of making the core cast an all-male affair. “Speaking honestly, an all-male party feels almost more approachable […]

  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

    Blizzard has given Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain a solid release date. Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain adventure pack will be released April 2 in the Americas region, and April 3 in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China. Blackrock Depths is the first wing to be released, others will follow one week apart. Other than the 31 new cards, […]

  • Bloodborne: if you can’t load your save after installing firmware 2.50, this will help

    If you’re having issues loading your Bloodborne save after applying firmware update 2.50 to your PS4, this should help you out. Reddit user KBALLZZ encountered an issue after installing update 2.50 on his PlayStation 4. Bloodborne started reinstalling the day one patch again and when it was done he couldn’t continue his game or load […]

  • Use this code to get 10% off on PSN purchases

    Sony is offering a 10% discount coupon to anyone looking to buy games on PlayStation Store this weekend. Sony’s latest discount coupon code is here. You’ll receive 10% off your cart total when buying from the PSN Store. The offer is not valid on purchases made on PS Vita, PlayStation TV, PSP, or in-game stores. […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade path announced, system specs revealed

    Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer returning customers a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Those who already own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and are interested in picking up the Scholar of the First Sin edition will be happy to know that publisher Bandai Namco is offering them an […]

  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

    Insight is one of the currencies in Bloodborne, but it’s also a mechanic that affects the gameplay. There are MASSIVE SPOILERS below, so turn back now or one of Bloodborne’s gameplay mechanics will be SPOILED for you. Just like Blood Echoes in Bloodborne, Insight is used to purchase certain items from vendors in the game. […]

  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.