Konami have stopped making non-football games
As previously mentioned on this very website, Konami have been in a spot of trouble when it comes to games.
Well according to French gaming blog Gameblog.fr and Eurogamer, they have finally stepped away from big ‘AAA’ games entirely (think big expensive games like Assassins Creed or Halo) unless they are Pro Evolution Soccer, which is still coming out this year.
If you look at the release schedule for Konami…there is nothing barring the online component to Metal Gear Solid V and P.E.S. 2016.
Gameblog attribute this shedding of the development of AAA games to Konami’s Worldwide Technology director Julian Merceron leaving the company. He worked closely with Kojima and oversaw the company’s Fox Engine, the engine the fifth Metal Gear Solid game was developed on. So it is easily to surmise that he left because of the company’s treatment of Kojima and gaming in general.
Why should anyone care? Well here is a small list of games Konami owns:
- Silent Hill
- Metal Gear
- Bloody Roar
- Zone of the Enders
I put a lot of money on most people who play video games playing 1 or more of several of these. I just hope you enjoy pachinko versions of them as that is all that Konami seem to be interested in these days.