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|Konami Stops Production Of Console Games by IamGodsOwn(m): 11:35pm On Sep 26, 2015|
Konami has revealed that bar Pro Evolution Soccer they will be ceasing all major console game development. In addition, the company’s technology director Julien Merceron will also be leaving.
We know that the recently released Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (shown above) cost a great deal to bring to market and it seems that this excessive budgetary spending was not a new thing either.
Over the years, Pro Evolution Soccer has clearly made Konami money but some of their other console games have fared less profitably. This is not down to poor sales as such, but more the budgetary expenditure to get to that point.
In that regard, Konami’s recent announcement to cease major console development is not overly surprising.
They are not alone either, as most major games publishers are struggling with their big budget games these days.
As a fan of the Metal Gear games, I am unhappy to see them go but it’s becoming increasingly clear that relative to their budgets the games didn’t have a sustainable market anymore.
That’s a sad thing to realise but it does happen in gaming and in any business for that matter.
Konami is a large business with various aspects to it, one of them being console games. It seems that this part of their history will now be ending. For those development staff still with Konami I hope they are able to move onto better pastures but this is definitely still a sad day for gaming.
|Re: Konami Stops Production Of Console Games by ladyF(f): 11:37pm On Sep 26, 2015|
|Re: Konami Stops Production Of Console Games by Abduletudaye(m): 11:45pm On Sep 26, 2015|
|Re: Konami Stops Production Of Console Games by IamGodsOwn(m): 11:53pm On Sep 26, 2015|
I think it may have something to do with funding sha... Those folks spent a whole lot on Metal Gear Solid V .
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|Re: Konami Stops Production Of Console Games by RealAdewole(m): 11:59pm On Sep 26, 2015|
it is only nothing that last for ever
|Re: Konami Stops Production Of Console Games by Okworigeorge(m): 12:25am On Sep 27, 2015|
|Re: Konami Stops Production Of Console Games by gambus007(m): 8:44am On Sep 27, 2015|
story is not true.
|Re: Konami Stops Production Of Console Games by IamGodsOwn(m): 8:44am On Sep 27, 2015|
Lol! But the most recent installment of metal gear solid cost a fortune to make
|Re: Konami Stops Production Of Console Games by Chidexter(m): 4:12pm On Sep 27, 2015|
So, we should be expecting their games on pc only except PES......
But on the brighter side, it should give them the time and resources to focus on making PES a better game for both console and PC.
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