And there you have it, ladies and gentlemen. On top of outright canceling Silent Hills and yanking PT from the PlayStation store, Konami have now revealed that the next controversial decision on their agenda is to focus on mobile games.
We will pursue mobile games aggressively. 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
An official announcement from Konami regarding this hasn’t been made yet, but this revelation seems to fit neatly with the narrative that began when Hideo Kojima decided to part ways with his longtime employer.
We still have Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain to look forward to, but after that it’s completely up in the air as to when we’ll see another large-scale console and PC-centric title from the Japanese publisher.