Konami has introduced a company restructure that may consolidate lots of the firm’s inner departments on February 1st. In accordance with an official translation of the announcement, which means the corporate’s three “manufacturing divisions” can be dissolved, although its “manufacturing departments” stay unchanged.
In accordance with monetary professionals, it is a transfer that may have an unclear impression on the corporate’s gaming operations. Analyst Daniel Ahmad means that this restructure is much like the one which Konami undertook in 2015, and that the corporate will not be “shutting down” their gaming operations, as followers have typically accused it of doing in recent times. Others famous that corporations like Sega and Sq. Enix have gone by comparable restructures prior to now.
So no, Konami is NOT shutting down their gaming division. They in all probability have NOT offered their IPs to an organization you want greater than them eitherI get the frustration with how Konami handles their gaming enterprise today, however that firm is larger than individuals assume
— Nibel (@Nibellion) January 25, 2021
Appropriate. It is only a restructure much like the one they did in 2015.Basically they need to have groups targeted on development areas of the business.
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) January 25, 2021
Whereas it is true that Konami would not launch that many video games today, it nonetheless owns among the most beloved gaming franchises on the earth, together with Steel Gear and Castlevania. For context, the final main Castlevania recreation was Lords of Shadow 2, which got here out in 2014. Steel Gear has fared a bit higher, with 2018’s Steel Gear Survive releasing with out longtime director Hideo Kojima on the helm. Kojima left the corporate years in the past because of a dispute over the manufacturing of Steel Gear Strong V.
As with earlier Konami bulletins, this prompted Twitter to buzz with hope for a brand new Silent Hill recreation, although there is no indication that one is in growth. Konami denied rumors of a reboot final yr. The corporate mentioned they need to produce extra “Western-developed” video games final summer time.
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