David Hayter has been a staple of the Metal Gear series for a long, long time. But, it looks like Hideo Kojima and the gang are going in a different direction with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
A post by Mr. Hayter himself
says that he had lunch with someone from the production and they just said they wouldn't be needing him. No explanation, no reason, nothing was given.
It's kinda sad being that David,as far as in the US is concerned, is synonymous with Snake (Solid or Naked). His first stint was in 1998 for the PlayStation game so it's been a good 15 years of him being a part of the series. Alas, it seems someone else is going to be voicing the main character this time around.
?Thanks David for all the wonderful times listening to your voice as we took on our enemies in Metal Gear.