Guillermo del Toro has long professed his love of video games and his desire to work in gaming. In a recent interview, the “Hellboy” director admitted to MTV News that those desires are already a reality:
“One of the things we’re announcing in the next few weeks is a big deal with a big company. We’re going to do games that are going to be technically and narratively very interesting. It’s not a development deal. We’re going to do it. We’re doing them. And we’re going to announce it soon enough.”
Unfortunately del Toro wouldn’t offer up any additional details, saying that the aforementioned big company “would probably shoot me in the head.”
Despite his lack of detail, we can certainly guess what he may be working on. He’s spoken in the past about his desire to work on a Hobbit game, and even though he’s not tapped to direct the new “Hobbit” movie, planned for 2012, he may be working on the non-film side.
Or, for all we know, he could be working on a new IP, taking a cue from Speilberg’s work on “BoomBlox.”
Or, hey, Irrational is announcing their next game on August 11, and that’s a couple of weeks away! Unlikely, but you never know.
On the bright side, we won’t have to wait longer than a few weeks to get some answers.