Uncharted 4 Harry Flynn Situation, Naughty Dog Responds
After original voice actor made comments, Naughty Dog responded on the Uncharted 4 Harry Flynn situation. It looks like the original actor still won’t be back though.
This response was brought about when the return of Harry Flynn to the Uncharted 4 closed Multiplayer Beta apparently did not feature the original voice actor. This caused much discussion by the fans in the PlayStation Forums. Following the fan’s raising of this issue, Steve Valentine the original voice actor has commented:
& I’m so flattered at the outpouring of love from those who missed me on #Uncharted4 Would have loved to do it. Let’s leave it at that 🙂
— Steve Valentine (@Stevevalentine) December 5, 2015
Which has also led to Naughty Dog Director of Communications, Arne Meyer from also discussing the issues on the forums:
“I know many of you have been asking and we’ve unfortunately been silent for quite some time regarding your comments and questions about the voice acting of Harry Flynn in Uncharted 4 Multiplayer. I meant to post an update on Friday, but it’s been a hectic week with all the news and events. I don’t have great news, so I just wanted to be up front about the voice acting decision process.
Looking into it, we *did* contact the original voice actors for the characters when we were looking to cast and record voiceover for the multiplayer characters in order to have them reprise his roles – this included Harry Flynn. This was our priority and we proceeded to try to do that across the board. I can’t speak to why anyone would feel otherwise. In this case, we made the best effort to make it work, but ultimately we couldn’t strike a deal that both sides were satisfied with. Sometimes that happens in this industry, among many others.
As always, we do appreciate your feedback and efforts to put support behind things you like and want — we know all you want is our game to be the best it possibly can. We did our part to make it work and it didn’t work out when it should have – when we were casting the roles and negotiating agreements. Unfortunately, the opportunity had long passed us by, even back in December, and we won’t be re-recording any multiplayer voices.”
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