Levine Questions Del Toro's Game Making Abilities

By Darryl Kaye on October 6, 2010, 1:04PM EDT

It was recently announced that Guillermo Del Toro would be working with THQ on a Lovecratian-style game, but Ken Levine, the creator of Thief, System Shock 2 and BioShock, doesn't really seem too thrilled about the idea.

Speaking to Develop, Levine said "I'm thinking he's [del Toro] never made a videogame. Maybe he's got a genius for it. But games are really, really hard to make well.

"In our industry there's too many people star-struck of the movie world," he added, "jumping into deals with some big movie director just because they're big film directors."

On a collaboration between film directors and creative game designers, he said "What's the point of having two creative leads? And why would I want a film director to help me make a game any more than they would want me to help out with their films?"

Levine is currently working on BioShock Infinite.

Source: Develop

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