Last week’s report that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain publisher Konami was leaving triple-A game development behind are rumours and nothing more, according to Konami. Metal Gear, PES, Castlevania and other franchises will continue to be developed, they say.
Nintendo Life reached out to the publisher in the wake of rumours that it no longer had plans to pursue triple-A game development. This was after the publisher split with Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima, the cancellation of a new Silent Hill game and the departure of Fox Engine developer Julien Merceron.
““I can promise you that we’re definitely not leaving Metal Gear behind or anything like that,” a Konami representative said. “I know some blogs were claiming that online this morning, but I’m not really sure where they’d be getting that from.
“We’re still definitely working on console games and franchises such as Metal Gear, Silent Hill, Castlevania, PES and all the rest.”
It should be noted that the statement came from a member of the Konami customer support team rather than Konami’s PR, though it’s likely they are working off the same information. Whether or not it’s actually true, well, we’ll have to wait and see. Certainly, Konami’s been making some strange moves if it is still dedicated to AAA game development.