Upcoming trilogy InSane will take between eight and ten years to develop, THQ has confirmed.
The horror game series is being overseen by Hellboy and Pan's Labyrinth film director Guillermo del Toro. It was originally revealed at the 2010 Spike Video Game Awards.
THQ's core games VP Danny Bilson's latest comments suggest that the complete trilogy won't be ready until 2018 at the earliest.
Bilson told StuffWeLike: This is an epic project. It's going to take the next eight to ten years to build all three chapters of this game.”
Del Toro added: I think that what people need to understand, when you come from a medium like movies, is that the narrative medium of videogames is entirely different.
The rules are different and the way you tell the story is different. You don't come into this world and try to apply the same rules. I'm here to learn and try some crazy shit.”
As the first game in the trilogy, InSane is due for release in 2013 on Xbox 360, PC and PS3. It has been in development at Volition for the past six months.