After much speculation, it has been confirmed that Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater will reuse the original voice lines from the original game.
Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater Original Statement was Vague
A few days ago, it was revealed by Konami on social media accounts that Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater would “star the original voice actors”. The official Metal Gear Twitter account posted this: “The story and character voices in Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater remain the same from the original game.” This was unclear to the fans and confused them if the original cast will be coming back to voice the characters again. Konami finally shared a statement to make this clear for everyone.
Konami Finally Clears the Confusion
Konami officially confirmed that the original cast is not returning, but the original voice lines used in the game’s original version will be used in the remake. They are saying they will reuse the original voice lines and not record new ones for the remake, said a spokesperson for Konami to Kotaku in a statement. They also confirmed that the story will REMAIN THE SAME. This meant the experience fans had in the original will be the same in the upcoming remake. No changes at all.
Konami’s head of communications for the Americas, Tony Williams also confirmed with The Verge the statement shared on Kotaku. The voice lines will be reused with no changes, he said.
Why Reusing is a Great Decision by Konami
This is a great decision from Konami that they would reuse the original voice lines instead of re-recording new lines with the original cast. First, the original cast might not be completely coming back due to various reasons so reusing the original lines would save time. Second, it saves them time in development. The team will not have to wait for the new voice lines to come in before they could release the full game, which means the launch will be earlier than expected. Third, the developers will now focus more on completing the development of the game itself like graphic resources and gameplay.
It is just worrying that the team is reusing the original lines. Would they be outdated when it gets released together with the remake? Would the timing be off in some scenes for some reason? Hopefully not, but the time gap is quite wide though so it is a bit worrying.