Solid Snake Voice Actor David Hayter Will be Phantom: Covert Ops’ Lead Villain

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nDreams’ upcoming virtual reality (VR) title Phantom: Covert Ops looks set to offer one of the most promising stealth experiences of 2020. Today, the developer has announced that the voice actor behind Solid Snake in Metal Gear Solid, David Hayter will be voicing Phantom: Covert Ops‘ lead antagonist.

Phantom: Covert Ops

In Phantom: Covert Ops players are tasked with infiltrating a Cold War naval installation run by disgraced ex-Soviet General Zhurov (Hayter). The entire videogame takes place on water with players having to manoeuvre around in a kayak.

“Phantom: Covert Ops is a ground-breaking next-level VR game and one of the finest stealth games I’ve ever seen or been part of,” commented Hayter in a statement. “Without doubt, virtual reality brings a new level of immersion to gaming and to be a part of that was incredibly exciting.”

The kayak has a range of useful items within easy reach of the player, offering both stealth and loud approaches. A silenced sniper rifle and pistol to quietly take down guards, or an MP5 and C4 if they don’t want to be as subtle.

Phantom: Covert Ops

“Having someone of David’s calibre portray one of the main characters in the game speaks volumes about what we’re trying to achieve with Phantom,” said Tom Gillo, VP of Development at nDreams. “Oculus headset owners and fans of stealth games like Metal Gear Solid, will leap at the chance to take on this villain!”

Originally demoing Phantom: Covert Ops during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2019, VRFocus’ first impressions found that: “What’s been shown has great promise” and could be “Potentially nDreams’ best VR game to date.”

nDreams previously announced that Phantom: Covert Ops will arrive on 25th June 2020 exclusive to Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift headsets. Take a look at the latest trailer below and as further details are released, VRFocus will keep you updated.