In an interview with Gamesindustry.biz, Konami Europe president Masami Saso talked about the company’s plans for the future. Although recently the focus has been mostly on mobile games, with lots of attention going towards their popular Pro Evolution Soccer and Yu-Gi-Oh series, Konami stated that high-end console games are still important to the company.
At the moment, they have nothing to announce regarding series like Metal Gear and Silent Hill, but Sato points to Yu-Gi-Oh and Contra: Rogue Corps as proof of their continued commitment to console gaming.
“Even with new platforms coming out, we believe high-end console games are the most important. We challenge for innovative ideas and technology within our console games and apply them to other devices, so we will continue to put effort into our console games. We also plan to increase our portfolio. In addition to the multi-device titles for PES and Yu-Gi-Oh, we plan to work on projects with other globally known IPs in the near future.”
Konami is also looking at the areas of eSports and streaming as important pillars in their plans going forward.
“We will continue to provide many games, high-end to casual in many genres, and have fan events and esports championships in the near and foreseeable future.”