Konami To Cease Console Development With PES Safe, Report Says

If a newly surfaced report is to be believed, Konami is shuttering further development of console games for good. According to French site Gameblog, Konami’s worldwide technology director Julien Merceron as a result of Konami’s complete transition into mobile. Outside of the upcoming Metal Gear Online, only the Pro Evolution Soccer series is safe from discontinuation.

This news follows on a string of bad news for the publisher across 2015, from the news of Hideo Kojima’s strained relationship with the company to reports of Big Brother-like conditions for Konami employees, including the monitoring of lunch breaks to the use of temporary emails.

Konami’s Nintendo output of late has been limited, with the publisher having not made a single Wii U game. Konami used to be known for their output on the NES, Super NES. If this report is true, this could spell the end of Konami’s AAA series like Metal Gear Solid, Castlevania, and Silent Hill. Konami made promises earlier this year that Metal Gear would continue development, including auditions for new developers to take on the series, but it’s looking increasingly dire for fans of Konami.

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