Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer, and novelist Guillermo del Toro has vowed to never work on a video game again.
del Toro’s first attempt at video games was former American video game developer and publisher, THQ’s InSane, but the company went bankruptcy in December 2012.
He then teamed up with Japanese video game designer, writer, and producer Hideo Kojima to work on Japanese developer and publisher, Konami’s Silent Hills and that was canceled & Kojima ends up leaving the company.
Due to these experiences del Toro says “I have proven to be the albatross of video games. I joined THQ, and THQ goes broke. I join Kojima, and Kojima leaves Konami.
I have decided, in order not to destroy anyone else’s life, I have decided I will never again get involved in video games. Otherwise, I’ll join someone and his house will explode, or something.”
This comes as a surprise, because just last month – He said that he loves working with Kojima, that they are still “friends and working into doing something together, but that’s not going to be [Silent Hills].”
We were hoping for a new video game from the Duo (Hideo Kojima & Guillermo del Toro), but now it seems like the duo maybe working on a movie or he just realized that he might be the reason behind THQ & Silent Hills debacle. I hope del Toro reconsiders his decision.
He adds, “I was in an apprenticeship. I learned a lot from Kojima-san, of course, and I learned a lot from my experience at THQ. I did. It changed the way I see narrative.
We put two years of work in THQ. Insane. We mapped it out, we did the viable, we did the outlines, we did the screenplay. We did a bunch of stuff.
I know some of the tricks, or the stuff that I wanted to learn, I learned. Then I went to the side of Kojima-san, because he’s a master, and I can gladly say that we are friends and I love his work and I will continue learning from him as a friend.
But I am not… if I join another video game, World War III will start.”
However, Guillermo Del Toro is happy for others to work on games based on his projects and he will contine to learn from Kojima as a friend.
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