Metal Gear is very much “Kojima’s voice, says Hayter.
Last week we reported that David Hayter is possibly working on the next Metal Gear game. Hayter tweeted a piece of script between Snake and Colonel Campbell but what got people excited was that the back of the script had some interesting revelations. However in an interview with Metal Gear Central, Hayter has confirmed that he is not working on a new Metal Gear project. However it’s also not a charity but something totally different that will be revealed in a few weeks.
“No. People got very excited, which is great and I appreciate that. It’s not a new Metal Gear game and it’s not a, as many people suspected, a Konami Pachinko set up. But I was in the booth, given a script. Paul Eiding and I played the Colonel and Snake for a little thing which I am really happy about. I was sort of teasing out there because it was kind of cool to be back in the booth recording Snake again particularly with Paul but people shouldn’t get too excited about it, the return of Metal Gear Solid or anything like that.”
Hayter also shared his opinion on the Kojima-Konami split while remaing optimistic about the future of Metal Gear series.
“I can tell you that as someone who is in the business that they are unlikely to leave a valuable title like Metal Gear just lying there and not making any money for them. [Kojima] He is a brilliant guy and a visionary. But now it’s very much like Star Wars now and they hope that it can go without its George Lucas. May be it can or may be it can’t, I don’t know. It depends on the hands they put it into. If they get some upcoming brilliant game maker than may be they will do something amazing. You know, that is the problem of Metal Gear, it’s very much Kojima’s voice and also he quite brilliantly up the ante, technology and gameplay wise with each game. So you kind of have to do that and this crazy hyper inter-connected saga to satisfy the fans. So can they do that successfully? It’s possible but it depends on who they get to handle it.”
Konami has already confirmed that they are working on a new Metal Gear game. We will see how it all pans out and whether Hayter returns in the next game which won’t be directed by Kojima.