Guillermo del Toro, acclaimed director of Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy and Crimson Peak, is not creatively involved with Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding.
Some believed del Toro had re-teamed with Kojima after their joint project P.T. was cancelled by Konami.
“I’m involved as a character. Kojima-san called me and said, ‘I want you to be a character in the game,’ and I said, ‘Gladly.’ He’s discussed his ideas so I could understand the character, but other than that I’m not involved, creatively, at all,” he told IGN.
Del Toro added: “This is entirely Kojima-san’s game. I think it’s gonna be a fantastic game, 100%. But this is him and his ideas. I’m just a puppet in his hands. My contribution is limited to being a cheerleader for his ideas and being scanned for long hours at a time. That’s about it.”
Last year’s Death Stranding Game Awards trailer revealed del Toro as a character in the game, alongside Mads Mikkelsen and the earlier announced Norman Reedus.
Death Stranding will release exclusively for PS4.