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.
Hayter shot down the dreams of eager fans on Twitter yesterday:
Guys, For the millionth — and last — time. I am not in Metal Gear V. In any way. At all. No joke. Just not. True story. Best, DH
— David Hayter (@DavidBHayter) June 23, 2014
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?