Gaming will have to do without Guillermo Del Toro, as the director believes himself to be some sort of jinx given his recent bad luck with the industry.
In a recently released interview with Shacknews recorded way back at San Diego Comic-Con, Del Toro discussed his gaming partnerships with now-defunct THQ and the recently fired Hideo Kojima of Konami.
?I joined THQ [to make inSane], and THQ goes broke. I join Kojima, and Kojima leaves Konami,” Del Toro said. “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.?
Perhaps his most famous flop is that of the now canceled Silent Hills. The project?a partnership with Kojima and actor Norman Reedus?looked poised to inject new life into a middling franchise. A interactive teaser of the game released on the PlayStation network, titled P.T., spawned much love and adoration from Silent Hill and horror fans alike.
After the public learned of Kojima?s abrupt departure from Konami, news of the project?s cancellation surfaced, and the demo was eventually pulled from PSN.
Del Toro did provide some consolation to fans, telling Shacknews that he would still allow videogames to be generated from his work.
?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.?
THQ will stay dead, but Silent Hill fans can at least look forward to Konami?s recent love letter to the franchise.