David Hayter (Original voice actor for Solid Snake):
“Great actor, good man. The game will probably still be excellent. Like New Coke!”
A lot of people are under the impression this is all an act, and Hayter’s voice may very well appear in the game. I really have my doubts, but Kojima has shown the lengths he’s willing to go to mess with gamers…so anything may happen.
September 2015 Update:
Kiefer Sutherland is the official voice for Snake. After playing through Phantom Pain, I can honestly say he makes a damn good Snake.