The lights are on
THQ said today it has canceled pre-production on Insane, the trilogy project from Volition Studios and movie director Guillermo Del Toro. The publisher said it has returned the rights of the game to Del Toro. The game was first revealed in December 2010. Since then, no other information has surfaced from the developer. THQ says Insane was in very early exploratory development and that no development teams have been affected by this announcement.
President Jason Rubin told Game Informer in an interview at E3 this June that Insane was still in production.
Previously, THQ also dropped publishing Devil's Third from Tomonobu Itagaki's Valhalla Game Studios.
NNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO VOLITion is awesome
I was wondering why this game has been silent lately.
Tough break for del Toro. First, he can't get At The Mountains of Madness green-lit in Hollywood, now this. At least Pacific Rim sounds like it'll be a blast, but Guillermo is a horror/creature guy at heart. I hope he gets to put out more of his usual stuff sooner rather than later.
My only solace is that the game didn't sound too exceptional. It's a bummer, though, del Toro's responsible for one of my favorite movies in Hellboy II, and I think he'd lend himself pretty well to video game concepts and narrative. Here's to hoping he takes another jab at the industry.
I'll just say it.
An awesome studio combined with the talents of Del Toro who's actually a gaming nerd himself....it was going to be glorious. D:
Well this is insane...
Well, that sucks.
At least Del Toro is working on something awesome right now. www.google.com/url
I sure hope THQ doesn't go under, hopefully Darksiders 2 and Metro Last Light do really good.