Konami's Shift to Mobile Gaming

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On May 14, 2015, it was announced by Konami's new CEO, Hideki Hayakawa, that its gaming division would shift fully over to mobile games and cease work on PC, handheld and console games.

This announcement was met with extreme disdain by gamers, and now former fans, due to mobile gaming being inferior to more hardcore games that are played on PC, handhelds, and consoles as well as mobile gaming focusing heavily on pay-as-you-play features and microtransactions.

While heavily disliked, this decision was likely due to Hideo Kojima leaving Konami upon the completion of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, as well as Kojima's senior staff, robbing Konami of one of their best game developers as well as the cancellation of Silent Hills.

There have also been recent rumors that Konami would cease all AAA game development, with the exception of Pro Evolution Soccer. Konami later addressed these rumors, and stated that they would still continue making AAA games.

Unannounced versions of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for iOS and Android were released on March 4, 2020.

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Ssbufan228

11 months ago
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All because of their asshole CEO HiDICKi WHOREyakawa. And That should be the name for him!
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Lukaaa640

6 months ago
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Why hire a CEO that knows nothing about games? Oh that's right, PROFITS!
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Lukaaa640

5 months ago
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Konami have really outdone themselves and have completely diminished their reputation. #FuckKonami!
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ChrisHeers2001

4 months ago
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I think a better way to say it is that they screwed themselves over.
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SuperStreetKombat

3 months ago
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I wonder if Hideki Hayakawa should have an article on here? 🤔

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