Fans of the many different IPs under the Konami umbrella have been very vocal towards the company’s apparent lack of interest in continuing some of its biggest gaming franchises. Over the last decade, the company has mostly moved away from developing AAA video games and, instead, focused more on creating Pachinko gambling machines. Pachinkos have become more lucrative for the company, with Konami even using some of their top IPs for their Pachinko machines.
Fans have grown more frustrated with the company for several different decisions it made in the last ten years. This includes Konami’s very public falling out with Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima, the cancellations of the highly anticipated Silent Hills, and removing PT — the playable teaser of Silent Hills — off the PlayStation Store.
There have been rumors going on for years that a new Silent Hill game is in development. In February, it was rumored that two new Silent Hill games were in development. Then in June, it was revealed that Konami was partnering up with developers of The Medium, Bloober Team, with many fans speculating it was to create a new Silent Hill game.
Now, there is another new high-profile rumor that not only suggests that a new Silent Hill game is coming but new titles in the Castlevania and Metal Gear series as well. VGC received a tip from an anonymous insider; who detailed an internal restructuring from Konami. The company is seemingly now looking to going back to making games again with their biggest brands.
Based on VGC’s source, Konami in Japan is working on a reimagined Castlevania game. The source claims that the game studio Virtuous, who worked on the Switch port of Dark Souls Remastered, is working on a remake of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. This goes against the common speculation that the Sony-bought studio Bluepoint will be working on a remake of Metal Gear Solid. The source also claims that Konami is looking to remaster the original MGS games for modern consoles.
VGC’s source further adds that multiple Silent Hill games are in fact under development, with one of the games being outsourced to a major Japanese gaming studio. The partnership with Konami and Bloober Team was not mentioned.