Hideo Kojima Still Wants To Work With Guillermo Del Toro

The news that Kojima was finally free and had signed with Sony was universally welcomed yesterday, but attention has since turned to what kind of game Kojima Productions and the legendary creator wants to work on.

He's not revealing a great deal of information about that yet, but in a new interview he has revealed that he'd love to continue working with Guillermo del Toro -- on anything.

In the interview, which was conducted with IGN, Kojima said he and del Toro remained good friends and they "talk about working together in the future" but nothing was guaranteed.

"I have no idea what I'll be working on with him, if it'll be a game, an anime, a movie, but someday I definitely want to create something with him."

The movie director said earlier in the year that he was walking away from the video games industry because of the effect he has on every company and project he's partnered with.

"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," del Toro quipped.

If anyone could get del Toro to actively collaborate on a game, however, it'd be Kojima. And now that Kojima's finally broken away from Konami, it's entirely possible things could get off the ground once Kojima Productions sorts out the details. The studio, according to the wide ranging interview, is still deciding whether to make a new engine or use an existing offering for their first title.

[IGN]


Comments

    I'd use an existing engine so I could get my first game out quicker...Kojima can make it work by focusing on story.....about a haunted town.....called quite mountain??

      He will probably have access to Sony's internal tools.

    If he can bring down Sony as well, I'll have believed his theory. I wouldn't deter because of those false starts.

    Last edited 17/12/15 1:08 pm

      Especially given the heads-up-arses nature of Konami's management who shut down Silent Hills. Konami are on the road to ruin with or without del Toro.

    Totally looking forward to 'Quiet Mountain'. :D

    I'm sure Hushed Ridge will be worth the wait.

    I'm gonna put a long shot out there: if Kojima and Del Toro do work together again, they'll try and resurrect Insane.

    Yikes. I guess he lost the rights to Fox Engine. I didn't even consider that.. Harsh blow.

    hes clearly not starting a new studio, releasing brand new games and not looking at working with him. hes on holidays remember?

    Hope they can get PT happening again or something very similar. :)

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