Metal Gear Solid
Hideo Kojima (R), creator of "Metal Gear Solid," waves next to Don Mattrick (L), President of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business, as they announce the next chapter of the franchise "Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain" during the Xbox E3 Media Briefing at USC's Galen Center in Los Angeles, California June 10, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Voice actor David Hayter recently commented on his involvement in "Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain." His statement supposedly hinted he will reprise his role as Solid Snake in the game franchise.

Gamers were left puzzled and hopeful after Hayter made a cryptic remark on his Twitter account on Jan. 15 about returning as Big Boss in "MGSV." When asked by a fan on whether it's safe to assume he will once again lend his voice as Solid Snake, his response was rather unclear. Instead of just answering with a simple yes or no, Hayter replied with, "I'm not 'not allowed' to not tell anyone about anything." According to Game Reactor, he may have teased his probable return based on his triple-negative statement. However, he later clarified his response with, "This tweet merely meant that I have no restrictions on commenting on games I'm not in."

David Hayter has been the voice actor for Solid Snake since his first involvement with "Metal Gear Solid" back in 2008. However, Hideo Kojima, creator and main producer of the game franchise, recently made changes and had "24" actor Kiefer Sutherland take over the role in "The Phantom Pain." According to Gamers Syndrome writer Pashform Murano, Kojima is known for "publicity stunts involving his games." He allegedly previously concealed character information concerning "MGS2" until nearing the game's release date. Additionally, Murano claimed he once tricked gamers into thinking "Phantom Pain" was not the title for "Metal Gear Solid V" by pretending to be someone called Joakim Mogren. With all these trickery, Murano supposed there's still the possibility of Hayter's return.

Gaming Bolt likewise recalled one incident that supposedly teased Hayter's return as Solid Snake. Back in December 2014, audio recordings found in the PC version of "Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes" allegedly revealed his voice. Hayter's friend Quinton Flynn, who lent his voice as Raiden, likewise claimed that David will still be Solid Snake and that Sutherland was only asked for the role of Big Boss.

According to the site, Hideo Kojima also previously confirmed that Hayter will be in "Phantom Pain," but then his statement was reportedly made before the game was announced. It's believed Kojima will be present at the Taipei Games Show on Jan. 31. Hopefully by then he'd have more updates to share regarding Hayter's involvement in the new game franchise.

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