Konami’s upcoming action-adventure stealth video game, Metal Gear Solid V brings in British-born Canadian actor, Kiefer Sutherland as Snake’s voice and according to Kojima, he helped ‘raise the bar’ in MGS V.

Along with the voice Kiefer Sutherland will also do the motion capture work for the game, replacing David Hayter for the first time in the long-running series’ history.

Kojima’s reason for replacing Hayter was to “have a more subdued performance expressed through subtle facial movements and tone of voice rather than words”, and that he “needed someone who could genuinely convey both the facial and vocal qualities of a man in his late 40s”.

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Speaking with Xbox Wire Staff, Creator and director of Metal Gear series, Hideo Kojima said, “It’s no longer just about the words that a character speaks, it’s about the depth of their facial performance and the expressive tone of their voice.

As technology evolves, it’s vital that the expressiveness of the characters in the game evolve to match the capabilities of the hardware. Kiefer is helping us to raise the bar in that respect, and I’m looking forward to the final result.”

Kojima was asked about the new experiences fans can look forward in an open-world Metal Gear Solid, he replied: “First of all, to avoid confusion, I would like to clarify that my vision for MGSV does differ a bit from what most people may assume when they think of the current Open-World genre.

“A more accurate way to describe it would be a “stealth simulator” in an open world environment. The open world elements exist to remove the rails from the stealth experience, allowing players to freely plan their own routes and experiment with their own unique infiltration strategies.

However, at its heart, the gameplay is all about stealth and we don’t intend to shift the focus away from that,” he concluded.

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will release on March 18, 2014 for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The PS3 and Xbox 360 boxed versions will retail for £29.99, digital versions for £19.99. PS4 and Xbox One digital version will retail for £29.99.


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Source: Xbox.