Manga legend Junji Ito has apologised to Hideo Kojima after his comments on a potential collaboration between the two titans.
Just a few days ago, Ito spoke at Viz’s Comic-Con at Home panel, when the idea of video games came up. He was asked whether he’s currently working on a video game, replying [via ComicBook]: “The simple answer is no. However, I do know Director Kojima, and we have been in conversation that he might have a horror-based game that he might be doing. So he has invited me to work on that, but there’s no details on it yet.”
As the news made waves around the internet, Ito has now come forward to publicly apologise for the comments, admitting that nothing’s in the works between the two.
Taking to Twitter, Ito said [translated by eigogamejikkyo]: ““In a past interview, I said casually that I received an offer from Mr. Kojima, but in reality, it was a remark made at a party where he said, ‘If there is an opportunity, I may ask for your help’. I apologize to Mr. Kojima and all of the fans to whom I may have given false hope.”
It’s pretty sad to hear, but let’s face it, huge video game collaborations should be revealed at the right time and place. Maybe there’s still a chance we’ll see the duo work together in the future, because if anything’s come from this at all, it’s the proof that gamers would love to see Kojima and Ito partner for a horror game!
Although Kojima has yet to get a proper horror game on shelves, his playable teaser for what would have been Silent Hills remains the pinnacle for gaming horror even to this day. P.T has inspired hundreds of other horror games now, and even being just a demo, it’s still one of the best and most terrifying experiences of the PlayStation 4.
Give us more horror, Kojima!
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