Rumor: Konami working on new Metal Gear, Castlevania, and Silent Hill games

According to VideoGamesChronicle, Konami is returning to the production of Metal Gear, Castlevania and Silent Hill, as a report by VideoGamesChronicle suggests.
VGC cites anonymous sources within Konami’s publishing department to report that Konami is planning new installments in all three series. A “reimagining” Castlevania is the first item on the agenda. This is currently being developed at Konami’s Japan studio with support from other studios.

Virtuos is said to be working on the Metal Gear revival. Virtuos is a major support studio and has worked on many other games including Jedi: Fallen Order (Part 2), Devil May Cry (Part 2), NBA 2K20 (Part 2), League of Legends (Part 3)). It was responsible for co-developing the Switch versions, BioShock Collection and Dark Souls Remastered. It has also contributed art for Uncharted 4, Battlefield 1 and Horizon Zero Dawn.

VGC reports that Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is the project in its early stages of development. Although I am not sure exactly what this means, my guess is it could be a continuation of Big Boss’ exploits in Metal Gear Solid 5.

As if that wasn’t enough Metal Gear? Konami reportedly plans to release remasters before the main revival.

Multiple Silent Hill games are being developed, one of which was outsourced to an outside Japanese developer earlier in the year.

Although Konami technically never left the mainstream gaming business, it did so after Hideo Kojima’s unceremonious departure in 2015. However, Konami released Metal Gear Survive, which was critically acclaimed in 2018. The ukiyoe-e-inspiring metroidvania GetsuFumaDen, Undying Moon was also released by Konami earlier in the year. Wes thought it was crazy. Contra: Rogue Corps was far less cool.

eFootball is Konami’s latest release. It replaces Pro Evolution Soccer. Overall, the reception has been overwhelmingly negative with eFootball rapidly becoming the lowest-rated Steam game. Rich however noted that many of the negative Steam reviews have little play time so may be trying to bomb the game.

It will be fascinating to see how each franchise’s fans react to the new games. Many consider Hideo Kojima Metal Gear. Without him, the franchise could lose some of its quirky design. Kojima was also involved in Silent Hills, which we were able to experience thanks to the legendary P.T. His departure from the company scuttled those hopes.

VGC sources suggest that Konami has lost its acceptance of external studios in recent times due to the aforementioned commercial failures.

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