Del Toro Speaks Out on inSANE, Describing it as “Lovecraftian in a Very Sick Way”

August 19, 2011 Written by Alex Osborn

When Hollywood director Guillermo del Toro announced that he would be working on a video game, the ears of gamers everywhere perked up. Over the past year, quite a bit of progress has been made on the project, as Del Toro has assured gamers that the first installment of inSANE is on track and will see completion within the next two to three years.

In an interview with MTV, Del Toro shed some light on the game’s current state:

We’ve been working for a year. We have two or three more years to go. It’s huge. I’m learning a lot. I’m going in with a really, really modest ‘I’m learning’ approach. I’m a huge gamer but going into constructing it, you have to be respectful of the medium. We’ve been designing the creatures, which are obscenely fun and unique. You haven’t seen them ever.

In addition, he went on to describe what to expect from inSANE in terms of gameplay and style:

We had to build a sandbox, so we designed all the architecture already.

It’s Lovecraftian, it’s really weird, but it’s Lovecraftian in a very sick way, which I like.

For those that are unfamiliar with the genre, “Lovecraftian” is a type of horror that is focused primarily on fear that stems from the unknown. It looks like Del Toro plans to mess with gamers’ minds rather than bombard them with cheap scares and gore. There’s no doubt that inSANE will be one to look out for when it launches in a few years.