Kojima talks about the inspiration behind the voice of Metal Gear Solid V’s iDroid

On Twitter, Kojima talked about the inspiration behind Metal Gear Solid V’s talking device, the iDroid.

Donna-san’s iDROID computer voice in MGSV wasn’t inspired from HAL9000 in 2001 A Space Odyssey but the female computer voice in Dark Star. But since none at the shooting studio knew Dark Star, I explained to be like mother computer in Alien, created by the same guy, Dan O’bannon.


As you probably all know, the voice is provided by Donna Burke, who also did several songs for the game, including the Sins of the Father song that can be heard in the E3 2013 trailer. Dark Star is a science fiction movie from the 70s, and references to 2001 A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick can be found throughout the series (Hal Emmerich is named after HAL and David (Snake) named after the movie’s protagonist), and Peace Walker has several references to the film as well.

Source: Hideo Kojima Twitter (1,2)

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