Troy Baker Shares New Details About MGS V: The Phantom Pain, The Absence of David Hayter And Ocelot

After the closure of Kojima Productions, a new update arrives on the making of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and luckily enough it doesn’t regard legal matters between Konami and Hideo Kojima. In an interview conducted by FraggedNation, voice actor Troy Baker has provided some details about his interpretation of Ocelot and an interesting comment about the absence of David Hayter in the project.

“I definitely think you’re going to see a different side of Ocelot than you’ve seen before. Ocelot is kind of like the Cid in Final Fantasy,” said Baker. For those of you who are not Final Fantasy fans, Cid is a character that appears in every game of the series with a different appearance and role.

“I’ve got so many resource material to pull from to make it feel like the same character, just intrinsically it’s going to change when it’s a different actor, so I love what Patric Zimmerman did and also what Josh Keaton did.”

Ocelot isn’t the only controversial character we will meet in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, anyway:

“I would say this: I think that every character in this [The Phantom Pain] has some shade of the controversy that they will contribute to. But you’re going to be surprised to know that it doesn’t just come from Ocelot.”

Regarding David Hayter, the beloved voice actor of Solid Snake and Big Boss, Baker said that “I love David Hayter, [he’s been in the] franchise since the very beginning, David is amazing, he loves the character… Kiefer Sutherland came in and knocked it out of the park. He did a great job. He was honoring the character David Hayter helped create. He’s doing something different, it’s going to make sense. Stick with it.”

What do you think about this? Do you believe you’re going to love Sutherland’s Big Boss, after the hours spent in Ground Zeroes, or not? Tell us in the comments section below.


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