Konami Going To Focus On Mobile In The Future

According to Neogaf, CEO of Konami Hideki Hayakawa has come out and said that the company will focus more on its resources on mobile games in the future. This is a big shift from being a game company that releases games primarily on console or pc. The most known games from Konami are Pro Evolution Soccer, Castlevania and Metal Gear Solid series. This news does come not too long after the news of Silent Hills being canceled.

This is what Neogaf post said about the company:

“We will pursue mobile games aggressively,” says Konami’s new CEO Hayakawa in an interview with Nikkei Trendy Net.

“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.”

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[Via IGN]