It seems David Hayter isn’t in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain after all

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 10:30 GMT By Dave Cook

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain director Hideo Kojima decided to ditch the long-standing voice of Snake David Hayter in favour of Keifer Sutherland. Since then, games have asked Hayter if he’s really just playing innocent with a sly nudge and a wink. Turns out he’s probably not in it.

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It follows last week’s Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain livestream, during which Kojima’s team played the game live on PS4. We’ve got all the images, details and footage from the stream here.

Hayter shot down the dreams of eager fans on Twitter yesterday:

Last year, Kojima was asked pretty blunt questions as to why Hayter was replaced, and he seemed to dodge them quite deftly.

He said, “At this time it has been rather difficult because with Keifer we’re doing facial capture and voice capture, and the recording has been rather difficult. This is because we already have the motion capture from another actor and into that we’re putting the facial acting and the voice acting. So he has to make all these facial changes and motion without moving and we’ve been handing Keifer quite a challenging task.”

Doesn’t really explain why Keifer was drafted in though, does it?

Via DualShockers.