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Konami’s Hideki Hayakawa Talks About Their New Direction

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And the Konami saga continues! Over the past 2 months, Konami has had some major issues going on. It started with a rift between famed designer, Hideo Kojima and the top brass at Konami. It then moved to Konami exiting the New York stock exchange. After that, Konami made a statement claiming they’re going to focus on mobile development. Since then, rumors have been going wild with people even thinking Silent Hill was going to be cancelled.

Well today, Konami’s Hideki Hayakawa was interviewed by Nikkei Trendy Net and sent the interview to Polygon to let people know they’re not leaving console development.

We are aware that the conjecture surrounding our recent changes has prompted a great deal of anxiety, for which we apologize

Our aim is to continue to build up a comprehensive portfolio of console, arcade, and card game titles for each IP while also making the best possible use of the mobile devices that accompany our customers in their daily life, thus expanding the limits of entertainment and appealing to more and more customers

Our aim is to continue to build up a comprehensive portfolio of console, arcade, and card game titles for each IP while also making the best possible use of the mobile devices that accompany our customers in their daily life, thus expanding the limits of entertainment and appealing to more and more customers

He also claims that Silent Hill, Pro Evolution Soccer, and Metal Gear are still on the way. However, after those games are released, the focus will be shifted more towards mobile development. Console, card game, and arcade development will still happen but they’ll now be implementing mobile to go along with it.

It sounds like whatever was happening at Konami has been settled. Who knows though. What do you make of this?

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