Film director and aspiring game maker Guillermo del Toro has decided not to create another video game.

del Toro and Hideo Kojima in happier times.

Joking that he had been a curse to all the game projects he worked on, del Toro said that he would not begin another.

"I have proven to be the albatross of video games," del Toro told Shacknews. "I joined THQ, and THQ goes broke. I join Kojima, and Kojima leaves Konami.

"I have decided, in order not to destroy anyone else's life, I will never again get involved in video games. Otherwise, I'll join someone and his house will explode, or something."

del Toro has not had much luck in the games industry. Silent Hills, his recent collaboration with Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima, is the latest in a list of unfinished projects.

Prior to that, del Toro worked for two years at THQ on Insane, a PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 survival horror title in development at Saints Row studio Volition.

And prior to that, he worked as co-director of Sundown, another unreleased PS3/360 title. This project was set to be developed by The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct and BloodRayne team Terminal Reality.

del Toro had previously expressed some interest in continuing his partnership with Kojima on another project, but even this now seems out of the question.

"I went to the side of Kojima, because he's a master, and I can gladly say that we are friends and I love his work and I will continue learning from him as a friend," he continued. "But if I join another video game, World War 3 will start."

The only way that he will cross paths with games now is if advises on some future adaptation of his films.

"I can be creative about it, and I can be educated about it, and talk about it in a way that helps them make the video game," he concluded. "But no - I can't."

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