Konami plans to focus on mobile gaming

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Konami plans to focus on mobile gaming

Konami is planning to drastically change its approach to game publishing in the future. It plans to "aggressively" pursue mobile development.

That’s according to Konami executive Hideki Hayakawa who was interviewed by Nikkei Trendy Net. Hayakawa revealed that Konami’s main platform will be mobile. "Following the pay-as-you-play model of games like Power Pro and Winning Eleven with additional content, our games must move from selling things like 'items' to selling things like 'features'," Hayakawa added.

Konami believes that mobile is where the future of gaming lies. "Gaming has spread to a number of platforms, but at the end of the day, the platform that is always closest to us, is mobile," Hayakawa said.

This statement follows recent turmoil between the publisher and Hideo Kojima. This resulted in Silent Hills being cancelled and P.T. pulled from the PlayStation Store.

It’s not confirmation that Konami is to pull out of publishing games for consoles and PC, but it’s not exactly reassuring either. Perhaps the next Silent Hill game we’ll be playing will be on our smartphones.

At least we still have Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain to look forward to.



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