We believe film director Guillermo Del Toro could make a really amazing game. He just has to do it.
We heard a while back that he was working with THQ on a new game trilogy dubbed inSANE . The "Pan's Laybrinth" and "Hellboy" director had initially said the first entry would drop some time in 2013, but unfortunately, it may be even further away.
According to a recent Wired interview , the first game in the trilogy is still "two-and-a-half or three years away," which means it won't be on store shelves until 2014. Del Toro did add the following as a progress update, however:
"Up until the end of pre-production on Pacific Rim, we were still going up to Chicago, to Champaign, Illinois, to work with the developer. And every week we have a conference [call] where we exchange ideas about the design, the gameplay, about the models. I'm taking it little by little. I think it's going to be a fun, scary game."
He also said it would be a "big mistake" to approach this game project as he approaches a movie project. In the case of interactive entertainment, "you don't have to solve one screenplay, you have to solve 20 screenplays, because you are giving the player the illusion of free will." The most intriguing part is when Del Toro says they're going to be trying things that wouldn't even fly in movies…sounds ambitious.
But at this rate, inSANE is going to be on the next generation of consoles, right? Maybe that's why things are getting pushed back.
Related Game(s): inSANE