The interview Geoff Keighley conducted with Hideo Kojima at GDC 2013 will be posted online later this week. Via his Twitter, Keighley let us know that Kojima confirmed David Hayter won’t be in the game. He also confirmed a lot of other things, but what exactly, Keighley didn’t specify.
David Hayter, who has been the English voice actor for Snake since Metal Gear Solid 1 in 1998, and for Big Boss in the later games, posted on his Twitter yesterday he had not been contacted for this new game. We can already hear Snake’s new voice during the gameplay demo, and now Kojima has made it official.
What the reason is remains unknown, but Keighley confirmed Kojima will clarify this decision during the interview. It might have something to do with differentiating the changing character of Big Boss from his younger self (Naked Snake), and also from his ‘son’ Solid Snake. For such reasons, Big Boss in Metal Gear Solid 4 was voiced by Richard Doyle, but he doesn’t seem to be the current voice actor either. We will find out more when the interview airs.