Remember when THQ revealed inSANE, a survival horror game it was working on with Volition, Inc and acclaimed filmed Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Laybrinth and the Hellboy franchise) during the 2010 Spike VGAs? If you haven’t been keeping with the game’s development, it was cancelled back in August due to THQ's current financial woes.
For any gamers who are also fans of del Toro’s work, this was likely a big disappointment but all is not lost, as he was able to keep the project's IP rights, which he fully intends to capitalize on.
During his time at the New York Comic Con, del Toro told Kotaku
he is currently looking for a new development team to help bring his vision to life and stated he considers Valve to be his dream partner.
While a partnership with Valve would be a dream come true for del Toro, given Valve’s master craftsmanship and his unique style of monster creation, it’d probably be more of a nightmare for survival horror fans. Given the context, that’d be a good thing for all involved.
Speaking of Valve, del Toro also confirmed Portal’s Ellen McClain (the iconic voice of GLaDOS) will have a part in his upcoming homage to Japanese monster movies Pacific Rim as a piece of AI. That’s pretty damn cool and that's no lie!