The evidence is starting to mount: Konami may be out of the big-budget game business for good.

First, it was previously revealed that Fox Engine Director Julien Merceron left the company .

Then, French publication Gameblog (as translated and confirmed by Eurogamer ) says Konami has no plans to release a new Metal Gear title after the acclaimed entry, The Phantom Pain , which launched on September 1.

Currently, the only major game in the publisher's hopper is the new Pro Evolution Soccer . Furthermore, Konami composer Rika Muranaka, who has worked on the Metal Gear Solid and Castlevania franchises, says on Twitter that she must also find new work:

Is this the end of Konami as we know it? Or is it merely a lull after releasing a super huge title like MGSV?

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WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
6 years ago

I hope their new mobile direction takes them to bankruptcy and seppoku by the CEO. And that they sell Suikoden to a good company like Level 5.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
6 years ago

OMG I'd love for Suikoden to be in the hands of Level 5.

Jawknee
Jawknee
6 years ago

Ugh, This is such a disappointment. This is like Nintendo saying they're done making AAA Zelda games. Zelda and Metal Gear. My two favorite franchises and now one of them is dead because the publisher couldn't get its act together.

Apparently Konami is a family owned company and the younger executives who took over are the ones who wanted to get rid of their console game makers and focus on crap mobile games and slot machines.

Watch, Konami will make another Metal Gear. But it will be some garbage cellphone game.

Yes, I'm bitter about this. Hahaha

C'mon Sony! Make Konami an offer they can't refuse.

To think that this was one of the publishers that shaped my childhood gaming years. Contra, Metal Gear, Double Dribble…

This doesn't bode well for the future of Metal Gear Online.


Last edited by Jawknee on 9/18/2015 12:12:38 PM

ryu
ryu
6 years ago

i miss the old ninja turtles game haha

Temjin001
Temjin001
6 years ago

That game was hard. I couldn't beat it. I got far in the Technodrome then died by some cheap crap.


Last edited by Temjin001 on 9/19/2015 9:54:07 AM

JackDillinger89
JackDillinger89
6 years ago

Konami needs to let Kojima keep the MGS license and hopefully he can find a publisher that will write him a blank check to create the games he desires. Or he can start his own studio and self publish his games.

coldbore
coldbore
6 years ago

well, if this is the case, i hope that kojima purchases the Metal Gear and Silent Hill franchise. MGSV was an astounding game, but after chapter 1 was complete, you could tell that something was up, chapter 2 was only half a chapter with most of the missions being repeat of older missions, then things like mission 51 (and i'm sure a lot more) was cut out, as well as chapter 3 peace. Now, the game already had 60 hours worth into it, and the game is marvelous, I'm just pointing out, something clearly happened halfway through it's development.

I really hope somebody is able to purchase these IPs and continue their legacy. Seeing mgsv completed would be nice too…

Temjin001
Temjin001
6 years ago

Maybe in 15 years Sony will bring Kojima on e3's stage to announce a MGS Kickstarter. It'd be like 2015 all over again.


Last edited by Temjin001 on 9/18/2015 4:04:47 PM

Jawknee
Jawknee
6 years ago

Yup!

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
6 years ago

I heard that Konami is going mobile, wouldn't be surprised if they really do.
Mobile gaming is insanely huge in Japan.

Lone Wanderer
Lone Wanderer
6 years ago

The japanese has become mindless sheep to that mobile trash.

Lone Wanderer
Lone Wanderer
6 years ago

F*ck you Konami! The new young executives can go to hell, because they're not going anywhere else! Konami has been fu*king up their franchises since as early as 2008. It's why the original ending to MGS 4 was changed, why Castlevania LOS 2 was underdelivered, and why we got 2/3 of a full game with MGS V!
It's good these punks don't leave their tall, lofty buildings to go outside much, because if I caught eye of them they would wish they were dead.

Kevin555
Kevin555
6 years ago

If he does make games again, he needs to work on something new. MGSV is great but the series needs to end now and if he does do another MGS which is unlikely hopefully he makes MGS1 from the PS1.

I'd rather see him tackle the horror genre, especially with some of the ideas he has in that creative mind of his.

Temjin001
Temjin001
6 years ago

Blades of Steel AAA sequel. All hope. Lost.

ricksterj
ricksterj
6 years ago

& so it goes. Time marches on. Sad.

ryu
ryu
2 years ago

i miss the old ninja turtles game haha

Lone Wanderer
Lone Wanderer
2 years ago

F*ck you Konami! The new young executives can go to hell, because they&#39re not going anywhere else! Konami has been fu*king up their franchises since as early as 2008. It&#39s why the original ending to MGS 4 was changed, why Castlevania LOS 2 was underdelivered, and why we got 2/3 of a full game with MGS V!
It&#39s good these punks don&#39t leave their tall, lofty buildings to go outside much, because if I caught eye of them they would wish they were dead.

Temjin001
Temjin001
2 years ago

Blades of Steel AAA sequel. All hope. Lost.

coldbore
coldbore
2 years ago

well, if this is the case, i hope that kojima purchases the Metal Gear and Silent Hill franchise. MGSV was an astounding game, but after chapter 1 was complete, you could tell that something was up, chapter 2 was only half a chapter with most of the missions being repeat of older missions, then things like mission 51 (and i&#39m sure a lot more) was cut out, as well as chapter 3 peace. Now, the game already had 60 hours worth into it, and the game is marvelous, I&#39m just pointing out, something clearly happened halfway through it&#39s development.

I really hope somebody is able to purchase these IPs and continue their legacy. Seeing mgsv completed would be nice too…

Lone Wanderer
Lone Wanderer
2 years ago

The japanese has become mindless sheep to that mobile trash.

Kevin555
Kevin555
2 years ago

If he does make games again, he needs to work on something new. MGSV is great but the series needs to end now and if he does do another MGS which is unlikely hopefully he makes MGS1 from the PS1.

I&#39d rather see him tackle the horror genre, especially with some of the ideas he has in that creative mind of his.

ricksterj
ricksterj
2 years ago

& so it goes. Time marches on. Sad.

Jawknee
Jawknee
2 years ago

Yup!

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
2 years ago

I heard that Konami is going mobile, wouldn&#39t be surprised if they really do.
Mobile gaming is insanely huge in Japan.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
2 years ago

OMG I&#39d love for Suikoden to be in the hands of Level 5.

JackDillinger89
JackDillinger89
2 years ago

Konami needs to let Kojima keep the MGS license and hopefully he can find a publisher that will write him a blank check to create the games he desires. Or he can start his own studio and self publish his games.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
2 years ago

I hope their new mobile direction takes them to bankruptcy and seppoku by the CEO. And that they sell Suikoden to a good company like Level 5.

Temjin001
Temjin001
2 years ago

Maybe in 15 years Sony will bring Kojima on e3&#39s stage to announce a MGS Kickstarter. It&#39d be like 2015 all over again.

Last edited by Temjin001 on 9/18/2015 4:04:47 PM

Temjin001
Temjin001
2 years ago

That game was hard. I couldn&#39t beat it. I got far in the Technodrome then died by some cheap crap.

Last edited by Temjin001 on 9/19/2015 9:54:07 AM

Jawknee
Jawknee
2 years ago

Ugh, This is such a disappointment. This is like Nintendo saying they&#39re done making AAA Zelda games. Zelda and Metal Gear. My two favorite franchises and now one of them is dead because the publisher couldn&#39t get its act together.

Apparently Konami is a family owned company and the younger executives who took over are the ones who wanted to get rid of their console game makers and focus on crap mobile games and slot machines.

Watch, Konami will make another Metal Gear. But it will be some garbage cellphone game.

Yes, I&#39m bitter about this. Hahaha

C&#39mon Sony! Make Konami an offer they can&#39t refuse.

To think that this was one of the publishers that shaped my childhood gaming years. Contra, Metal Gear, Double Dribble…

This doesn&#39t bode well for the future of Metal Gear Online.

Last edited by Jawknee on 9/18/2015 12:12:38 PM