Konami is reportedly working on games in the Metal Gear, Castlevania , and Silent Hill series, with both internal and external studios attached.
Anonymous publishing sources told VGC that Konami is refocusing on developing games within its best-loved series.Per those same sources, the first of those games will be a “reimagining” of Castlevania being developed primarily by internal Konami studios.
The report adds that Konami is planning remasters of the original Metal Gear Solid games for new consoles, as well as a potential full remake of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.Many have speculated that remake specialist Bluepoint would work on an MGS remake, but VGC’s sources say it is being handled by Singaporean studio Virtuos (which previously worked on the Switch port of Dark Souls Remastered among other projects).
This is backed by game data analyst Millie A (who has correctly called several other announcements ahead of time), Millie A commented after Bluepoint’s acquisition by Sony to say that the studio was in fact working on a remake alongside an original game, but that it was not a Metal Gear game.
Finally VGC re-affirms that multiple Silent Hill games are in development , with one at a “prominent” Japanese developer.Many believe that Poland’s Bloober Team is at work on another Silent Hill game after a partnership between the two companies was announced.
We’ve contacted for Konami for comment.The developer has made small moves towards developing new console games recently , alongside setting up a western publishing division .
The company also restructured its gaming division earlier this year to make it more efficient .
Konami released a collection of much-loved Castlevania games last week, which may also be an attempt to test the waters for the series.
Konami also recently rebranded its long-running PES series as eFootball, swapping to a free-to play structure.Unfortunately, that game’s suffering a very shaky launch ..