David Hayter is famous for his voice for Solid Snake and Big Boss in the Metal Gear Solid series but that does not mean he is only limited to that game series. Hayter is a proficient screenwriter and has also given his voice in several games such as Republique and Marvel Heroes.
In an interview with Fragged Nation, Hayter revealed that he is in talk with some major video game companies for voice over work. “I am going to E3 to talk to the top executive of a major video game company about a project that I can’t discuss,” he stated. A few weeks ago he tweeted a picture (now deleted) of himself possibly hinting that he was doing a facial capture of an unknown video game. When the interviewer asked whether that was related to the project stated above, Hayter denied and revealed that it was a test for another big video game series that wants to focus on facial capture.
“That actually was a test…probably gonna get trouble for this too….for a very big video game series that wants to enhance the facial capture acting in their game.”
When the interviewer asked whether it was for Fallout 4, Hayter stated, “Well, I can’t say anything but I did not even know because they never told me unless I get there and so I just got there and we talked about what kind of voice you want, you want an accent, this or that and they were like “do whatever…just do whatever feels good”.
Hayter was obviously surprised by that statement. “What is the purpose of this? They were like “this is an internal company test” and I was like why did you hired me. The producer was a women who had this liquid eye liner which is applied for the dots on my face and she said, “oh, can you do that?” and I was like…I guess. So they had a face map and I went into a bathroom to paint it. If you like at that picture on my Twitter, I have accidentally put lines of dot here.”
Whatever the new projects are, we are excited to see where the ex-voice of Snake goes next.
By the way, another big video game series also claimed to enhance their video games with the help of facial capture.