“Fuck Konami” is an old saying on the internet, but usually, it’s commenters who are lashing out against the publisher. Today, even a Hollywood director is cursing out Konami—and with good reason, too.
Del Toro, who is known for making films such as Hellboy and Pan’s Labyrinth, has many potential reasons for hating Konami. He’s good friends with Hideo Kojima, who left Konami under troublesome conditions—last night, Geoff Keighley claimed that during the last six months of Metal Gear Solid V’s development, Kojima was isolated from the rest of his team. Konami also prevented Hideo Kojima from accepting an award last year. Finally, and most notably, Guillermo del Toro and Hideo Kojima collaborated on a horror project called PT, which was widely loved, only to get canceled.
After all of that, del Toro is not mincing words:
Damn. Between this and the Norman Reedus incident earlier this year, Kojima’s friends really have his back, huh?
The good news: Guillermo del Toro and Kojima are still totally collaborating in some way, as we saw from the latest Death Stranding trailer.