Konami insists they’re not abandoning gaming despite obstacles the team faces. It has been an awful years for Konami, it so sad to see a booming company suddenly lost it’s reputation. In a recent announcement to investors, Konami explained that they were “dissolving the (video game) Production Divisions to respond to the rapid market that surrounds us.” Specifically, they said they were dissolving Production Divisions 1, 2, and 3, which are the only internal development teams left at the company.
Wait a minute, does that mean Konami is getting out of active video game development? Could this open the door to them selling cherished IPs like Metal Gear Solid, Castlevania, and Silent Hill to other companies?
According to a statement shared by IGN, Konami is not shutting down its video game business, but merely restructuring and consolidating its current divisions…
The announcement made refers to an internal restructure, with Production Divisions being consolidated. We have not ‘shut down’ our video gaming division.
In recent years, particularly after the departure of Hideo Kojima, Konami has largely stepped away from active development, focusing instead on arcade amusements and gambling machines, but they haven’t totally abandoned it. In in addition to their yearly Pro Evolution Soccer releases, they’ve also put out games like Metal Gear Survive, Super Bomberman R, and Contra: Rogue Corps.
Would you be happy to see Konami bounce back? Oh yes we want that too, is just a matter to see what the company is cooking up