The sources state that Konami is refocusing their efforts to develop new games in some of their most beloved series. The projects will reportedly utilize both internal and external development studios. The first of the rumored projects is a reimagining of Castlevania. Internal Konami development studios will be responsible for this title.
In addition, Konami also has plans to remaster the original Metal Gear Solid games for current generation consoles. Among these planned titles is a full remake of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. Eurogamer reports that Konami considered this particular remake for a while now, but they scrapped its previous versions. VGC’s sources state that the studio Virtuos will develop the planned Metal Gear remake.
The same anonymous sources also state that multiple new Silent Hill games are in development. Per VGC, an unknown but prominent Japanese developer is at the helm of one of the new games. A partnership between Konami and Polish developer Bloober Team also points to that company working on a different game in the series.
Recent decisions by Konami appear hopeful.
Although Konami has not confirmed any of these rumored games, new moves within the company appear promising. Earlier this year, the company’s gaming division underwent a massive restructuring campaign to increase efficiency. In addition, Konami recently set up a new western publishing division.
Another sign that helps back up the rumors is the recent Castlevania Advance Collection. This recent port of four classic games may possibly be a move to test fan interest in the series. Yota Tsutsumizaki, the director of the mobile game Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls, backs up this theory. In a recent interview with Axios, he says that the possibility of a new game in the series depends on what the fans say. While it’s uncertain what Konami’s next move is, the restructuring of their company hints at something big happening in the near future.