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Is Konami Really Quitting Games?

The cancellation of Silent Hills is the latest in a long line of worrying signs coming from the Japanese developer. Peter Brown broke the story of Kojima's impending exit, so we asked him what he thinks the future holds for Konami.

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1210d ago Replies(2)
kalkano1210d ago

The only thing I'm worried about (apart from real people losing real jobs) is the potential (rumored) Suikoden revival. I didn't have high hopes anyway, though.

Simco8761209d ago

Maybe if they do get out of the biz, they will sell the IP to someone that will actually make the game...

rainslacker1209d ago

I never had real hope for that anyways. A Suikoden with the same scope as the originals would be super expensive to make by today's standards. That means a water-downed version...and I wouldn't be surprised if it released to mobile.

kalkano1209d ago

My main concern was that it would be an action-RPG, like everything else these days.

Sureshot1210d ago

I dunno. Why are you asking me?

Summons751209d ago

Based on current events, I wouldn't be surprised. I just hope if they do decided to leave they at least sell off their games so they can live on.

LightofDarkness1209d ago

No. They're quitting AAA big budget gaming. They will likely release plenty of low budget titles based on their existing IPs, even some medium budget stuff for series like MGS (Rising sequels etc.). But it looks like they're done throwing money at KojiPro. From a business sense, they're absolutely right. It sucks for us, but when has big business every really made decisions based on how we, their supposed fans, feel?

kalkano1209d ago

What you're saying COULD be a good thing. The AAA market NEEDS to crash, and I fully believe it will. BUT, I hope it doesn't get replaced by nothing but handheld/phone games, or games that look like that. I hope we get mid-tier back, instead.

If we ended up with the genre-variety of the PS2 days, with games that LOOK like PS2 games but in HD, I'd be THRILLED.

rainslacker1209d ago

How is it throwing money at KojiPro when he not only makes games that sell well, but also gives them a fully functional in house game engine. It's not like they lost money on KojiPro.

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