Despite a recent, rather cryptic tweet, David Hayter is not working on a new Metal Gear game. After teasing fans with a snippet of a script involving Snake and Campbell having an urgent conversation, many people speculated that Hayter may be making a return to the popular series or an upcoming sequel.
— David Hayter (@DavidBHayter) March 7, 2016
However I’m afraid this is not the case. In a recent interview with Metal Gear Central, Hayter revealed that the project is nothing to do with Metal Gear at all.
“People are very excited, which is a great thing and I appreciate [but it] is not a new Metal Gear game” he explains. What he is working on is something he is “very happy” with but “people should not get too excited [because it’s not] the return of Metal Gear Solid or something like that”.
A lot of people were upset over the news that Hayter had been replaced by Kiefer Sutherland for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, so the thought of his return in some capacity in the series was music to their ears. As he explains in the video, the Watchmen and X-men films writer is still very busy with a lot of other video game jobs including Marvel Heroes as the Winter Soldier.
Metal Gear Solid V was still widely praised despite Hayter’s absence, and we even think it turned into an 80’s TV show, in a good way!
Did you prefer David Hayter’s performance in the first four Metal Gear Solid games as opposed to Kiefer Sutherland’s appearance? Let us know in the comments, and tell us whether you’d like to see Hayter return to a new Metal Gear game in years to come.