Metal Gear Solid 5: Snake’s VA Getting Impatient About The Game’s Release, Dev Updates Revealed

Searching for that release date.

Posted By | On 03rd, Feb. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


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It’s been over four years or may be even more since Metal Gear Solid 5 has been under development. This is obviously a long wait for fans considering that Peace Walker came out way back in 2010. However the game’s development is on its last legs, as a representative from Kojima Productions has confirmed that the launch window will be announced soon. But there is no denying the wait is now becoming painful, especially the way Kojima likes to hype up things.

In fact, Big Boss/Solid Snake’s Japan voice actor is himself getting a bit impatient. He recently tweeted [translation via JunkerHQNet], “I wish that new Metal Gear would come out already.” Could this mean that the team is readying itself for a release date announcement?

JunkerHQNet also revealed that difficulty adjustment and final debugging are still pending, so who knows how much time is it going to take. This most likely means that voice acting, assets finalization and gameplay mechanics are already in place.

This is further supported by Konami employee Tora Shiro’s comments on Neogaf. “The quickest beta I was a part of was 2 months. The longest took 9 months, though I’ve had coworkers on some games for up to and possibly over a year. Understand that the technical definition of a beta for most developers is “game is fundamentally finished, i.e. all assets in the game have been implemented and story is capable of completion from start to finish, barring crashes or unintended non-progressions.” What remains is functionality (game plays as intended) and first-party compliance.”

Of course, his comments are not indicative about The Phantom Pain’s progress but still it’s intriguing to see his take on the entire situation. When Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain will release is still a mystery at this point but given that it is confirmed for a release this year, the date should be announced soon.

Personally speaking, I think the date will be announced during the last week of February followed by a worldwide launch in June. We will keep you updated on more news and updates regarding The Phantom Pain.


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  • Dgnfly

    NO DAVID HAYTER NO SNAKE. well that sums up the metal gear solid series it’s dead 2 me since kiefer sutherland does the voice.

    • Jason Mounce

      Grow up and get over it. Kiefer is BB, Hayter is still Solid Snake.

      You act like there’s only ‘One’ Snake. Should Hayter have voice acted for Solidus and Liquid too in your mind? Lol

    • Dgnfly

      no but what would have been the point off having hayter voice big boss in peacewalker and now suddently replace him. anyways that’s you opnion andthe other mine so who cares really.
      i protest by not buying the game.

    • Charles Patrick Walker

      Cool, we’ll enjoy it for you.

    • Jason Mounce

      I’ll enjoy the masterpiece that it will still be, even with two voice actors missing (Major Zero too).

      As for Peacewalker? Unsure. It’s either Venom Snake is not BB as the conspiracy theorists are saying and that he’s Grey Fox and Keither is just Gray fox (And if so, then you’d be made a fool of as everyone else who’s whining) and if not? Well, to be honest from my POV. I was on the wagon of disliking the change and didn’t care about Queifer, his lines I heard him do made me cringe.

      But after playing Ground Zeroes, he’s sorta grown on me and I infact think his voice is more suitable to Big Boss than Hayter, if Hayter went back to his smooth MGS1 Solid voice then he can return for any presumed remake or MG1/MG2 or if a Teen-Solid Snake shows up near the end of MGS5.

    • Dgnfly

      kiefer sutherlands voice has like no depth too it felt more like he wase saying his line normaly without emotion, it doesen’t feel like a veteran soldier 2 me.

      David hayter felt a lot more deeper and more emotion also after such a long time being kicked aside by hideo kojima was also a very low thing 2 do. the guy fought for the whole voice acting cast 2 get paid more money in twin snakes for all their voice acting.

      i just can’t imagine big boss or solid snake without it and i played all Metal gear solid games from the start.

    • Colin Thompson

      I think the whole venom snake is gray fox theory is too far out there even for metal gear, it’s really clutching at straws. It just wouldn’t make sense for frank to be imitating big boss. Besides mgs1 confirms that frank was big boss’ lieutenant in South Africa, which has almost 90% been confirmed as a location due to the presence of south African soldiers speaking Africaans. I think we will see fox just not in the way some of the conspiracy theorists think we will. May also end up seeing naomi in that case too and the events that led to the death of her parents and her adoption by Fox.

    • Jason Mounce

      ‘Too far out there’ for MGS?…… Wat

      There’s nothing that’s ‘Too far out there’ for Metal Gear….. We have brainwashing, politics, sci-fi, FREAKING BOSSES WITH MYSTICAL POWERS….

      You’re saying a guy can control bees to his will and Volgin to control electricity all around his body and essentially every boss in MGS3, we have AI-configured robots in Peacewalker, ‘Metal Gear’ giant robots that scream redundantly like animals for no reason other than to ‘sound awesome’ like Metal Gear Rex w/ Liquid in the pilot seat going “ROAR’ after crushing Grey Fox, Nanomachines, clones, child slavery/recruitment, torture, rape, borderline illuminati representation as ‘The Patriots’ and wherein the President is a mere puppet which in itself is another conspiracy….. I could go on FOREVER on how I completely disagree with you by saying that you actually THINK that Grey Fox merely posing as BB is impossible, I’m not saying its ‘Factual’ as it is a theory, but to slander it is ridiculous. Given the nature that we Know Grey Fox becomes Big Bosses’ Right Hand Man really quickly and yet the biggest question of it all is that we’ve not seen a SINGLE SHRED of imagery or video footage or discussion of Grey Fox WITH Big Boss. Why not? He’s Big Bosses’ bloody Right hand man alongside Miller, the two he absolutely trusts the most and you’re telling me, Grey Fox just what XD? Magically becomes that trustworthy in the eyes of BB in a short time frame, and by doing what? XD. You say it’s clutching straws – and say it doesn’t make sense…..But you don’t explain WHY IT doesn’t make any sense or WHY it’s clutching at straws, you need REASONS behind your opinion. Not ‘This is my opinion, it’s my opinion’, Sheeesh. lmfao.

      Decoy Octopus or Grey Fox, either or, they have a part to play in the game because both of them are key figures and both died in MGS1. Grey Fox is pictured to be a great soldier and to have a great capability similar to BB. Naomi and Grey Fox will have to be in MGS5 if Liquid especially is, one of BB’s missions will have it so he goes to Naomi’s village and either finds Grey Fox there and recruits him, or Grey Fox prior to him going to and helping with the village.

      Still, my point remains, as much as I said, it’s a conspiracy theory yes, and I’m not claiming that I 100% believe it as fact, However, if you’re going to dispute a theory, you HAVE to include reasons ontop of opinions.

    • Colin Thompson

      Mgs has its fair share of out there characters and plot twists which is fine and yet the theme with mgs 5 is that kojima wants to make a more plausible story focusing on game play rather than hour long cut scenes while toning down the silliness a notch. As a theory It’s as out there as chico is quiet (which kojima debunked by confirming she is actually female in every respect), or the medic/Ishmael is solidus just for the fact they both have Keifer as a voice actor (which doesn’t even make sense). In any case I am sure we will see when TPP is released but I can see absolutely no connection between fox and snake at this point. The theories I am seeing are fueled more by the desire to see frank make an appearance than any tangible evidence. It’s been stated that this is the story of big boss’s downfall bringing the lore full circle and convoluting it by making it some sort of VR simulation for training gray fox would take away from that as was learned from the mgs 2 tanker/plant split.

    • Brian Hart

      Dude you can go right ahead. I agree it seems stupid that kojima replaced hayter, especially when his reason was that he wanted someone who could authentically act like a man in his fifties. Kind of a slap to the face after hayter did the voice work for ‘old’ snake in mgs 4. But then again, name one time kojima has failed to impress? Never. I’m surprised you didn’t comment on ocelot being voiced by a different actor, or the fact that big boss apparently goes into his coma two years after the original timeline said it, or that peace walker took place two years after said coma was going to happen. Yet, none of that seems to bother except that hayter isnt doing the voice. Its a game, who cares whose doing what, if its fun and it plays like metal gear and it doesn’t disappoint, who cares? I’m sorry hayter isn’t doing the voice to, but I can deal because this is the next installment to my favorite series. The rest of us will deal with a slight disappointment, while have the time of our lives with the game. If you’re going to judge the game based on voice actors, you were never a fan in the first place.

    • Dgnfly

      funny ppl like you seem 2 get more worked up than i am i’m just stating what i think your the one’s throwing a fit.

      i played it for the story seems you only did for the gameplay.

    • Jason Mounce

      Just stop talking – I beg of you, you do more harm to everyones’ brain cells than you’ll ever be able to comprehend….

      I really can’t stand dumb people who think they’re clever, it’s one of the worlds’ greatest of sins to see a halfwit act so self-righteous and stroke a flawed ego where you can’t handle someone elses’ opinion and try to reverse things around when the one at fault is yourself.

    • Brian Hart

      Oh, and let’s not forget big boss himself was voiced by a different actor in mgs 4 as well, making your argument even more ridiculous.

    • Dgnfly

      also that actor did a far better job on the voice than kiefer sutherland.

    • Brian Hart

      If that’s so true, then why can’t you remember his name? Besides which I trust kojimas judgment, whether I like it or not.

    • Dgnfly

      who cares really i alrdy said i’m not buying it. you must be very bored or have no life 2 keep dragging it on.

    • Brian Hart

      I was actually just trying to show you the error in your logic. But if that’s how you feel, I’m going to go back to playing ground zeroes while I wait for the phantom pain to come out

    • Dgnfly

      have fun with your 2 hour Demo you been scammed into.

    • Jason Mounce

      Obvious bu*thurt is obvious if you have to turn to ‘Troll Mode’ to compensate the fact that you can’t come up with a proper comeback or response to his comment. Child.

    • Dgnfly

      it’s not troll mode it’s nothing but a 2 hour demo DLC games were the same price and were about 4-5 hours.

    • Jason Mounce

      Funny that I 100%’d it and I was able to put 16 hours into the game….

      Funny that you think 2 hours isn’t a subjective time line and that one Time fits Everyone, no questions asked. But please, continue to parade that ignorance of yours for entertainment purposes.

    • Brian Hart

      Although, one last tid bit that just struck me. If you’re really divorcing the series over a voice actor, why are still tracking the game? Obviously your continuing to look up information on the game, evidenced by the fact you commented on this article. So if you have no intention of buying it and the series is really dead to you, why waste the time to look up information regarding it? I’m just curious

    • Dgnfly

      i was checking it too see which voice actor it would be that wanted the game released.

    • Brian Hart

      Uh huh. Strange that kiefer Sutherland has been confirmed for so long. But whatever. I got a test in the morning and work in the morning, so I’m out

    • Jason Mounce

      Don’t spout your opinion if you can’t handle anothers’ opinion or judgement of your opinions. If your opinion is flawed, it’s going to be put into question, if you can’t handle criticism, don’t open your mouth.

      The world revolves around social interactions and if you only want to soak up agree’ers and shun disagree’ers then people are going to point that out and shame you for who you are, a child who clearly can’t handle much of anything…

    • Jason Mounce

      Did a far better job than Kiefer…..even though all we’ve heard of Kiefer is a few lines in the trailers and the minimal lines that he has in Ground Zeroes? Well that’s totally not jumping the gun with an unbalanced comparison……

    • GotNews4Ya

      Hayter is in the game. Every game has been about either Big Boss or Solid Snake since the beginning.. I am pretty sure Metal Gear Solid was the first appearance of “Solid Snake”.

  • Colin Thompson

    David Hayter will always be solid snake to me, but big boss needs to be defined as his own person now. They might be genetically identical but they both took very different paths when they got into thier late thirties. I don’t think keifers voice acting is bad at all he sounds like snake just a bit older and grittier. Are people seriously still raging about this? Seriously we have had two years or more to get over this and if you can’t handle it then your martyring yourself by missing s critical point in the over arching story and what promises to be a spectacular game.

    • ThatSpeakerOfTruth

      The only thing I’m slightly morose about is that Kiefer Sutherland doesn’t even bother trying to modulate his voice to create a new character. While I don’t dislike him as an actor or his voice, his voice is instantly recognizable as Sutherland, and it’s highly distracting as such.

      David Hayter had his iconic voice and other big players in the VA are doing their jobs not to sound like the actor rather than the character. Even the popular Troy Baker surprised a lot of people who didn’t recognize his voice as Ocelot. But if I had never heard Sutherland’s voice before, sure, I could see it as being a good fit.

    • GotNews4Ya

      David Hayter is in the game in the role of Solid Snake… Keifer Sutherland is Big Boss, who happens to be the main protagonist this game. Such a confusing story.. not to mention Hayter is heavily rumored to be in the game at the end..

  • GotNews4Ya

    E3 release, may even start pre-orders for it.. and surprise announce its release at E3!

  • freddy_uk

    rather they take a extra year to make it look studding and have lots of cool stuff then rush it !

  • YRD

    hopefully released in 2016.

  • Colin Thompson

    I’m guessing this choice was purely because of the Japanese market, sure Akio is as iconic as hayter in every respect to the Japanese as hayter is to us in the west. But Japanese and English are very different languages, tone and inflection are likely handled very different and kojima may understand this enough to know that he wouldn’t be able to have the same dramatic effect by changing the voice actor in Japan as he can with the English voice actor. I am hoping one of the reasons is that he wants to cameo solid snake and wants some real distinction between the two characters; just as he used Richard Doyle to voice big boss in mgs 4 as he couldnot have hayter voice both – far too confusing.


 

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