Guillermo del Toro Done Trying to Create Video Games; We’re All Sad
"If I join another video game, World War III will start."
Guillermo Del Toro is officially done trying to make video games, and that’s just straight up heartbreaking.
In an interview with ShackNews, he spoke about his past attempts to create games, saying, “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.”
Poor del Toro. He just can’t seem to catch a break. As mentioned, from his first attempts working with THQ to create a horror game, Insane, to the recent drama with Konami and Silent Hills, he seems to be a bit of a curse everywhere he goes.
THQ ended up going bankrupt soon after development started on Insane. And just as Silent Hills was revealed to the world, its director, Hideo Kojima (who was working with del Toro) famously parted ways with Konami. Though to be fair, that had been building for quite some time. It’s just unfortunate that Silent Hills got caught up in the crossfire.
He isn’t completely out of video games. He likes the idea of people making games based on his work, and he’ll obviously have some creative input there. After all, you don’t spend time trying to make so many video games with great creators and not pick up some skills here and there. But he’s done trying to build them from the ground up like he had been doing in the past.
And honestly? That’s a real shame.
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