Konami announced during their live Pre-E3 stream that Hollywood actor Keifer Sutherland will be providing the voice of Big Boss / Snake for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

At first, I’m sure many MGS fans will be shocked and maybe a little disappointed at this announcement that David Hayter is now out of the picture, however we have to remember that Keifer is providing the voice of a much older Snake, to be precise, Big Boss (SPOILER! Whose voice was done by a completely different actor in Metal Gear Solid IV). To qoute Hideo Kojima, Keifer is '…the perfect fit in terms of age and performance.'

I was, however, disappointed to not hear any voice acting examples during the reveal trailer, so we can’t really determine whether the ‘performance’ part has payed off or whether Keifer suits the MGS universe, but I’m sure we’ll find out when more footage of the game is finally released on June 10th!