Guillermo Del Toro Is Done Making Video Games
Hollywood director Guillermo del Toro has been burned twice by the video game industry. In 2012, THQ canceled Insane, which was in development at Volition. Then, Konami pulled the plug on del Toro’s Silent Hills team-up with Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima earlier this year.
Speaking at San Diego Comic Con, Del Toro revealed that he’s leaving aspirations in the video game world behind. “I have proven to be the albatross of video games,” he stated. “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.”
Del Toro hasn’t written off consulting on games based on his work, though. For more, check out an interview on Playboy from July and a video on Shack News.
[Source: Playboy (safe for work), Shack News]
It’s no surprise that del Toro is jaded after two collapsed attempts. However, time heals and he may change his mind down the road.