Guillermo del Toro had been working on a video game called InSane for the past few years, not much was known about the game other than it was a horror trilogy that was being developed by THQ. However, earlier this year THQ in an effort to cut down on their costs cancelled the game and we haven’t heard much about it since. We do know that Guillermo del Toro has retained all the rights to the InSane franchise and is able to shop the franchise around to different developers and publishers at his leisure.
Today Guillermo del Toro during an interview stated that he is not giving up on the game and is still shopping it around to prospective developers and publishers.
“The game was cut months ago, and now we are talking to developers, When something doesn’t happen in one way, I just continue pursuing it in another way. I own the property and I control it. I’m not giving up on InSane,”
Del Toro was then asked which studio would be a ”dream developer” and he said he has been very fond of Valve and would love for to work with Valve on finishing InSane.
It is a little surprising that no studio has jumped at the chance to produce something that has Guillermo del Toro name attached to it. The problem I am guessing is that InSane has been in production for two years and is still at least another two or three years away from release according to reports. That is a lot of investment time and money that is required for a game that is two years old and nowhere near completion.
Although if I was Guillermo del Toro the first two studios I would talk to are Square Enix and Take-Two. Square Enix who in the past has picked up cancelled titles before, earlier this year releasing Sleeping Dogs after is was dropped by Activision for example. And Take-Two has been known to take chances on games such as Max Payne 3 and Spec Ops The Line, both risky games other companies may not have given the light of day (for as big a fan base as Max Payne series has, Max Payne 2 did not sell very well so there was a lot of speculation that another we would never get Max Payne 3).
I do hope a developer does decide to pick up Guillermo del Toro’s InSane, because we need more horror games that are pure horror and not action oriented games. What game developer would you like to see pick up Guillermo del Toro’s InSane franchise and why do you think that developer is a good fit?