After the very public, messy and loud cancellation of Silent Hills, film director and almost-game-creator Guillermo del Toro let his distaste for the industry be known. Since then, del Toro and Silent Hills collaborator Hideo Kojima have spoken of each other warmly on multiple occasions, referring to each other as friends.
In a live interview with Geoff Keighley yesterday at the DICE Summit, the two hit on all manner of questions about their own work, each other’s work, and the future. Kojima’s words, spoken through a translator, were carefully chosen. Del Toro, on the other hand, has a way with words like few others. Keighley asked specifically about whether del Toro would be willing to work on another game with Kojima, and he said simply, “on a game, a movie, I don’t care. We’ll do it.”
For game development in particular, he’s done, “except with this man. I’ll do whatever the f*** he wants.”
That’s love, you guys.
Kojima’s words were more carefully chosen, but as lofty as we expect from him.
“I feel extremely free right now. I’m trying to make a big, very edgy game with a small team,” he said. “I have to do something that’s exactly what I want to do.”
The two seem to be genuinely close, and the interview demonstrated that from beginning to end. Whether del Toro is involved in Kojima’s current project is unknown, though the two didn’t drop any hints about such a thing.
Del Toro went on to add later in the interview that games are “only limited by the bastards with the money.” Like I said: way with words.