It’s a sad fact of life that not every dream can be fulfilled, and not every adventure ends well. For Guillermo Del Toro, in regards to trying to make video games, he’s honestly had not one, but two bad experiences. The first game was when he was going to make his own original game called Insane. It was headed up by THQ and Volition at the time as they were making the Saints Row series. So it seemed like a slam dunk, but then things fell through, and THQ went bankrupt. As a result, Insane was no more.
And of course, we all know what happened with Silent Hills. He was teaming up with Hideo Kojima to revitalize the series, and everyone was excited. Then Kojima had its falling out with Hideo and now the game is essentially no more. These events have apparently scarred Guillermo Del Toro so much that he says he won’t try and make another video game as he told Shack News:
“I have proven to be the albatross of video games. 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.”
This is sad, and his vision could’ve made a spectacular title.