Del Toro: ‘Games the cornerstone of narrative in next decade’

Hollywood director, Guillermo del Toro, believes that games are positioned to become to preeminent form of storytelling in our society.

Del Toro, who’s currently heading up development on Insane with THQ and Volition, reckons that games are “a true narrative powerhouse” and that the medium will “completely take over storytelling in our society” in the near future.

“I’m 46, I’ve been playing video games since they were essentially made available to the public. I’ve seen the form evolve from total reflex coordination gaming into a true narrative powerhouse,” the Pan’s Labyrinth director told Game Informer magazine.

“I believe video games are going to be the cornerstone of narrative in the next decade,” he added. “As a storyteller it is my duty to get going on learning the language not as a gamer, but as a storyteller.

Del Toro concluded: “I think video games are going to completely take over storytelling in our society, and I firmly believe, if I’m lucky and blessed enough, and if I prove adept at this, I’ll be evolving with the form into storytelling of this kind.”

With the likes of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Batman: Arkham City and L.A. Noire on the horizon, we’re inclined to agree…

Ricky Staines

Ricky is a passionate gamer, wordsmith and coffee addict from South East London. Born and raised on Nintendo, Ricky is impervious to the nauseating effects of cute and colourful characters. In his spare time, Ricky enjoys watching movies, playing on his guitar (both real and plastic) and reading. He also does a pretty awesome impression of Max Payne, but only when nobody is looking.

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