Bilson: inSANE trilogy will take 8-10 years to complete

Wednesday, 15th December 2010 11:49 GMT By Nathan Grayson


Wow, that’s just absolutely… what’s the word we’re looking for? Wild, over-the-top, batty, bizarre, mad, loony? No, no.

It’s on the tip of our tongues.

“This is an epic project. It’s going to take the next eight to ten years to build all three chapters of this game,” THQ core games VP Danny Bilson told StuffWeLike.

Del Toro then added that the first game’s only been in development for roughly six months, which goes quite a ways toward explaining that 2013 release date.

On the upside, del Toro once again demonstrated that he’s committed to learning the craft of game development – as opposed to shoving a movie concept’s square peg through videogaming’s round hole.

“I think that what people need to understand, when you come from a medium like movies, is that the narrative medium of videogames is entirely different,” he said.

“The rules are different, the way you tell the story is different. You don’t come into this world and try to apply the same rules. I’m here to learn and try some crazy shit.”

You might even call it… mentally deranged? Not of sound mind? Cuckoo? Sorry, folks, we just seem to be blanking on this word right now.

Thanks, Eurogamer.



  1. Moonwalker1982

    Wonder what this game’s gonna be about. Jesus christ…the first one comes out in 2013, crazy.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Quiiick

    No, I don’t think this game will be about Jesus Christ.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Maximum Unreal

    ^^ Haha good one.Just like Halo needed 10 years to be finshed,maybe third part will be in next gen version.Who knows… maybe first one would be disaster :D

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Alakratt

    So they’ve just announced it, they haven’t shown gameplay nor said what genre the game is and they are saying it’s going to be a trilogy. Talk about overconfident. This better be hot shit then.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. frostquake

    The only thing that really concerns me, is when they come out with all this hype touting a trilogy it usually fails. We usually get one game, maybe two, but three is almost unheard of. Would love to see this succeed though. Advent Trilogy, Silicon Knights Trilogy “Too Human” both come to mind. Usually long development time see’s Engines be re-written, constant staff restructuring, and not to mention when next Gen Consoles come in. Also if the first game comes out at the wrong time, competing against another established title, or it just suffers from lack-luster game play, it can kill a Trilogy.

    Keeping Fingers Crossed though!!

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Michael O’Connor

    I think the word you’re looking for is crazy, Nathan.

    See what I did there?!

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Aimless

    I look forward to seeing this release alongside Too Human 2 & 3 plus the rest of EA’s Spielberg games.

    These games could be some of the best ever made for all I know, but until you’ve something to show it’s best to keep them to yourselves.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Gheritt White

    I think the word you’re looking for is “realistic”.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. rainer

    Sounds about right really, game only just went into development, if its the same team doing each part of the game than that could run up to 8-10 years.

    I dont think THQ could risk bank rolling simultaneous development of all 3 parts at the same time, particularly if the game were to fail at retail.

    Depends on how ambitious the game is going to be, if they get this done in 3 years and can re-use the assets for the next game in the series they might get it out under 6-7 years.

    There’s also a possible new generation of consoles to worry about as well going so far down the road.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Golden

    Excellent. I will be 43. This is so far off my radar its pointless

    #10 4 years ago
  11. themadjock

    @10, so will I in 10 years time, I wonder how old oldergamer will be?

    #11 4 years ago
  12. OlderGamer

    Older, that is for sure. But so long as your hands can work the controler and your eyes can keep up, your gonna be fine. The games you might like playing will prolly change. But maybe not, I enjoy all kinds of games. I just tend to play the Online MP stuff less then most.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. thesamy

    this thirlogy is not gonna take 10 – 8 do make
    if the first 1 will fail…..

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Golden

    8-10 years is a long time in which to follow a story.
    I suppose this looks good to investors though, Del Toro linked with the company for 8 – 10, that must be a seller

    #14 4 years ago
  15. osric90

    So you know who to ask if there’s going to be a Xbox 720 and a PS4.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Golden

    or something in our eyeballs…..or we’re the controller and the system…..and the next big genre will be RRG’s (real reality games).
    I mean 8-10yrs is along time to plan a trilogy from start to completion. However the WOW cap will probably have crept to 95 by then.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. MegaGeek1

    The word your looking for is batshit inSANE. Which is what this game should be called.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Freek

    Plenty games take 2 to 3 years to create, let alone three of them.
    Half Life springs to mind, StarCraft, GTA (sorta). Although those are some of the biggest franchises on the planet. You can’t just come on and declare to be on the same playing field. That just doesn’t work out.

    Sure, have the ambition, but don’t announce it, and certainly don’t do it this early on in development.

    Or you’ll end up like that Spielberg project, or the Peter Jackson Halo, or Too Human or Advent Rising.

    The games industrie is practicly build on the corpses of over ambition!

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Epic Fool

    Makes somewhat sense.

    10 years isn’t nearly enough for a decent game nowadays though.

    Have some ambition. (noobs)

    Thanks for trying. :)

    #19 4 years ago

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