Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro, who once were signed on to create a new Silent Hill game together at Konami, will be on stage together during the DICE summit later this month to discuss their creative visions, the organizers announced this morning.
The Thursday afternoon session, entitled "A Conversation with Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro", will be moderated by Geoff Keighley and "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."
Last month, DICE organizers announced that Kojima, the auteur formerly behind Konami's Metal Gear Solid series, wil be the twenty-first member of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame.
The 2015 Hall of Fame award will be presented to Kojima by film director and writer Guillermo del Toro during the summit.
All of this Kojima news comes after a tumultuous year for the game maker. The well-known developer left Konami last year during a corporate restructuring. His departure seemingly led to the mothballing of a new Silent Hill game that was to be co-directed by Kojima and del Toro.
In December, Kojima was meant to attend The Game Awards, but according to host Geoff Keighley, was blocked from the show by Konami. On Dec. 15, Kojima officially ended his career at the company and formed an independent studio called Kojima Productions. Its first game will be a console exclusive for the PlayStation 4.
The DICE summit, which runs Feb. 16-18 will also include talks from Randy Pitchford, Todd Howard and others.
Make sure to check out Polygon's full DICE coverage once the show kicks off. Here's what we wrote about at last year's summit.