The legendary director has drawn a line in the sand. And video games are on the other side.
It’s a shame that someone of Guillermo Del Toro’s talent and experience has decided to walk away from the video game industry, but the argument he put forward in an interview with Shacknews makes it pretty difficult to disagree.
“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.”
He added he wasn’t going to cut ties with the video game industry entirely, however, saying he was open to allowing developers to create video games off his creations.
But the damage has been undeniably done. Del Toro has had some awful experiences and what happened with PT, for the meantime, appears to be the straw that broke the camel’s back.
It’s good to know that there can still be Del Toro-inspired games though. I’d really like a game based off Pan’s Labyrinth; I reckon that’d make for an intriguing walking simulator, for lack of a better phrase.