Apparently not even the Konami code can say Guillermo Del Toro’s dive into video game making. The accomplished filmmaker is swearing off game making as he feel that he’s a curse on whatever studio he decides to work with.
In an interview with Shack News the director had this to say:
“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.”
Obviously there are some nice tongue and cheek moments in that quote so him quitting gaming all together might not be the case, but that could also be me looking on the bright side.
After Kojima’s departure from from Konami there was hopes that he and Del Toro could still collaborate on a game, though not Silent Hills, but something with the same spirit of the playable trailer. Alas that most likely won’t happen.
So Konami has killed Kojima’s involvement in his Metal Gear series and now Del Toro’s involvement in any video game.