Website Shacknews reports on an interview the held with Guillermo del Toro during San Diego Comic Con, during which he talked a bit about his plans in the video game industry. Del Toro was clear: he won’t be making games again.
“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.”
Silent Hills, the horror collaboration between Kojima and del Toro was announced last year, and cancelled earlier this year.
“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. It was 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.”
Del Toro will still let others make games based on his work, but he’s not planning to get involved himself anymore.
“I can be creative about it, and I can be educated about it, and talk about it in a way that helps them make the video game. But no – I can’t.”
Last month del Toro also said he is still working on doing something together with Kojima, but going by this current interview it doesn’t seem like this will be a video game.