Guillermo del Toro swears off video games, and who can blame him

By Brenna Hillier, Friday, 14 August 2015 07:02 GMT

Celebrated filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is 100% done with making video games.


Bad news for fans of films like Pacific Rim, Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth and like a hundred other terrific things: del Toro doesn’t want to bring his singular genius to video games any more.

It’s not that the writer and director doesn’t like games. It’s just that after his last few experiences – THQ’s InSane and Konami’s Silent Hills – he’s kinda over the whole thing.

“I have proven to be the albatross of video games,” he told Shack News.

“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.”

In the full linked article, Del Toro talked a little bit about how much work went on during the two years InSane was in the works at THQ, and said he learned a great deal from working alongside Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima on Silent Hills.

It’s not all bad news – del Toro said he’s happy for others to make games based on his works, and will continue learning from Kojima as a friend. But no more games for him personally.

“If I join another video game, World War III will start,” he said.

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