It’s been announced today that a panel at the DICE Summit 2016, titled “A Conversation with Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro”, will feature the two legendary men, chaired by old friend Geoff Keighley. The two are set to discuss their careers and moments that stick out for them in each other’s work and influence their designs. Of course, there’s always the smallest possibility they talk about if and when they plan to work together again after the disaster that was PT/Silent Hills.
There’s just one name we wish we still had on our list of upcoming PC games.
The news comes via the DICE site, where a number of other speakers have also been announced. Bethesda’s Todd Howard and comedian Pete Holmes will have a seperate talk regarding open world storytelling and design, as well as the way fans interact with and influence games. That’s on Thursday morning, February 18th, the final day of the DICE show.
Meanwhile Kojima and Del Toro take the evening slot on that same day, closing it all out. Here’s the official blurb:
“In [the session] these master storytellers will offer insight into their creative vision and the driving forces behind their artistic pursuits. Moderated by longtime video game host and producer Geoff Keighley, this conversation will revisit some of their fondest memories from their own individual careers as well as some of the pivotal moments from each other’s work that remain a constant source of inspiration.”
It’s not the sort of place game announcements are usually made, but given how little we know about what Kojima’s been up to other than he’s enjoying his camping holidays with Mark Cerny, maybe he’s got something to say. It’ll be nice for him and Keighley to have their moment in the sun after the drama of Konami barring him from attending The Game Awards. I’m starting to understand why people get into soaps.
There haven’t been announcements as to if you can watch, but DICE do have an official Twitch channel to keep your eye on. There’s a load more speakers and panels happening across the three day event too.