THQ and Konami were probably bad choices
Guillermo del Toro hasn’t had a very good experience with video games, has he? First he spent literally years working with THQ on something, only for them to go bankrupt and sell off all of their stuff. Then he went to work with Hideo Kojima on Silent Hills, and Konami decided to shit all over everything.
Unfortunately, it looks like del Toro has now been put off games altogether. According to an interview he did with Shacknews (and in the video above, at 2:58), he’s worried his bad luck will take down another developer:
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.
It’s a massive shame, as I would’ve loved to have seen what Del Toro could do with a game. This isn’t a definite confirmation he will never ever again work on games, as the Konami/Kojima split is still recent enough for it to maybe be raw for people involved.
But still, it’s sad to see someone so well-known be put off of game development.