Dave Cox, Executive Producer on the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow trilogy, explained today the reasons behind his departure from Konami.
It's not a big surprise. Everything we've heard about the company over time. They're absolutely abysmal to employees and even their own IP's, just farming them out to anybody. They wont give credit where it's due and just can't handle any semblance of their employees getting credit while the board/company gets overlooked. FucKonami news sections by Jim Sterling, and his videos directly covering them, say more than I ever could.
True, but as someone who loves their IPs, it's a small tragedy. I wonder if we'll ever get another proper AAA game from them (Survive doesn't count)...
We'll get AAA games from em. They'll just be poor and aim for the lowest common denominator. Survive is a pure example of that. IP names will get tacked on ro anything just as a money grabbing exercise.
Looking forward to checking out future titles from MercurySteam
Raiders of the Broken Planet?
Raiders of the Broken PLanet
Konami has been detoriating for years now.
Indeed. Though I'm not completely discounting Metal Gear Survive just yet.
I don't care if they produce the next citizen cane of gaming, I will not purchase their games.
Its always funny how when a person leaves revisionist history arrives. Before going full on media I worked at a software company where all that was done was an e mail saying so and so was no longer with the company and that was it.
... as if they weren't allowed to say anything while they worked there or something. Also, cry me a f*****' river, Cox. Didn't care for your Cstlevania of War game, anyway.
Castlevania was my favorite series growing up and still is. It's unfortunate how the series doesn't get the proper respect and treatment it deserves. I enjoys the most resent games but I just don't think Castlevania will ever be what it once was.
Even though what he said is true, he sounds like he's just piggy backing off the hate. Konami was WELL into their decline when he was working on the Castlevania games. He didn't seem to feel their lack of vision when the first Castlevania lord of shadows was getting praise. He was in fact praising them during that time even with Konami's poor practices. It's funny the things that come out of people when they're aren't employed at a company anymore
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