David Hayter, better known as the voice of Solid Snake and Big Boss, will not be returning to lend his larynx to whoever that is in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. The popular performer confirmed the news on Twitter, telling disappointed fans that he had a “good run” as the character. Yeah, we’re welling up as well.

Asked if the actor had even been approached to participate in the project, Hayter simply responded that he hadn’t. It’s certainly a shame, as his voice is pretty much an iconic part of the Metal Gear franchise. How do you feel about the prospect of a sequel without those gorgeous gravelly chops? Honestly, we’re a little bit bummed out.

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