Metal Gear Solid made a splash on the original PlayStation as one of the first real cinematic experiences in gaming, which was largely helped by the stellar voice acting of David Hayter as Snake. However, Hideo Kojima chose to replace him in his iconic role for Metal Gear Solid V with Kiefer Sutherland, which Hayter is still not every happy about.
Hayter has also spoken out before about how he was very disappointed by not being a part of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes or Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which painted a picture that him and Kojima aren’t on the best of terms.
The latest interview with Hayter came live through a video podcast on YongYea’s YouTube channel, in which Hayter was a part of for over an hour and a half. Thankfully, GamingBolt has transcribed the parts of the interview that talked about his departure from the series.
Hayter has always said that he knew the choice was a business decision, but he can’t keep being upset about it.
“It was kind of sh**ty and kind of disrespectful. I kind of feel that I did a lot for the games but again, it’s not personal, it’s business. So for all the people who are like he is upset or unemployed, none of that is true.”
He also spoke about how he was very happy with his overall Metal Gear experience and with how his story ended, so at least he still loves the series itself, even if he’s no longer a part of it.