Guillermo del Toro has taken to Twitter to both congratulate Hideo Kojima for his Industry Icon award given to him at last night’s Game Awards and to blast Konami for how they treated Kojima and for canceling Silent Hills, a project being worked on by Kojima and del Toro.
“FUCK KONAMI,” wrote del Toro in a Tweet, followed by a link to the new trailer for Death Stranding which stars Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, and del Toro.
The famed director then went on to congratulate and celebrate Kojima.
He then took one last swipe at Konami by stating that the company’s cancellation of Silent Hills following the huge success of the P.T. demo is “one of the most moronic things” he’s ever seen.
Following the completion of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Kojima joined forces with del Toro to create a new installment in the Silent Hills franchise. The news was announced via a playable teaser (P.T.), which ended by announcing the new game from the the two and showing that the main character was modeled on The Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus.
Shortly afterwards, Kojima departed for unknown reasons from Konami but the company stated Silent Hills was still going ahead. A few weeks later, much to the upset of many gamers, the game was cancelled.
It seems Kojima wasn’t ready to part ways with Reedus and del Toro. He joined Sony and announced a new project for the PS4 called Death Stranding. A teaser trailer was shown at E3 earlier this year and a new trailer shown at last night’s Game Awards revealed that del Toro and Mikkelsen are involved.
Despite the fact that they’re now working on an equally promising looking game, del Toro appears to still be angry at the cancellation of Silent Hills. It certainly is odd for Konami to cancel the project after the huge excitement the P.T. demo caused.