Guillermo del Toro will do whatever Hideo Kojima wants

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Hideo Kojima, the creator of Metal Gear Solid, received an award and a standing ovation during the DICE awards. He and movie director Guillermo del Toro revealed during DICE Summit in Las Vegas on Thursday that they are likely going to work together.

“I’ll do whatever the fuck he wants,” said del Toro as he signals towards Kojima. “Whatever he says, I’ll do.”

“Of course, I’d love to,” Kojima added.

The two were originally supposed to work together on the Silent Hills video game starring Norman Reedus. However, that was not meant to be ever since the Kojima and Konami controversy. Now that Kojima has broken free from Konami and has his own independent studio with a PlayStation 4 game in the works, he has been meeting up with many creators.

“I feel extremely free right now,” Kojima said. “I have no intentions of ever changing anything I do in order to sell more [copies].”

Kojima wanted to work on smaller passion projects, but he was told by his friends and acquaintances to go for big projects.

“At first, I thought I’d take a year to make a small indie game, or a movie, or write a novel,” Kojima said. “But then I talked with friends and acquaintances from all over the world and pretty much everyone said the same thing… sorry, but you don’t have time for that, you have to go back to working on something big, because that’s what people expect from you.”

Kojima and del Toro are really good friends. They talked about how they did karaoke together in Tokyo and how they have inspired each other, like Kojima enjoying Pan’s Labyrinth and del Toro enjoying Metal Gear Solid, especially the Psycho Mantis scene where he breaks the fourth wall.

“It crystallized my admiration for him,” del Toro said.

Via Wired

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