There’s been a lot of talk about Konami lately especially regarding P.T and the Metal Gear Solid series. Konami’s new CEO Hayakawa has explained to Japanese publication Nikkei Trendy Net that he believes that mobile is the future of gaming and that is where they are going to put their resources from now on. This may be disheartening to some, but it seems to be the direction they are heading.
“Our main platform will be mobiles. 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.”
“We saw with these games that even people who buy physical games are motivated to buy extra content. The success of Power pro especially has motivated us to actively push more of our popular series onto mobile than ever before.”
“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. Mobile is where the future of gaming lies.”
“We hope that our overseas games such as MGSV and Winning Eleven continue to do well, but we are always thinking about how to push our franchises onto mobile there too.”
“With multiplatform games, there’s really no point in dividing the market into categories anymore. Mobiles will take on the new role of linking the general public to the gaming world.”
Thanks, Nintendo Impact Gaming!