In an interview with Game Informer, Solid Snake’s longtime voice actor, David Hayter, revealed that Kojima and Kojima Productions had attempted to replace him long before Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
Hayter, who voiced the iconic character in every game between 1998 and 2010, did not voice Snake in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain. In the revealing interview however, he explained how series creator Hideo Kojima wanted him replaced long before.
Hayter told Game Informer that he had to re-audition for his role in 2004’s Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. Kojima wanted Kurt Russell for the role, but Russell declined. Hayter explained to Game Informer how he found out that he hadn’t been cast in Ground Zeroes and Phantom Pain. Hayter ran into a producer on the game at a recording studio and asked about the game, but was told he wouldn’t be needed.
“It was annoying to me, because I thought that I had given a lot to the series and really helped promote it,” Hayter said.
Hayter also dismissed the idea of working with Kojima again, saying: “I’ve got no particular love for Kojima. I don’t feel any need to go back and work with him again.”
To get an in-depth look at the interview, visit Game Informer’s original article.
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