Konami immediately announced it has dissolved three manufacturing groups in its digital leisure gaming department, however it’s not closing down whole sport creation.


Konami is a considerably complicated firm. Right now’s company announcement did not do a lot to stipulate or make clear the corporate’s future plans, however from what we are able to collect, Konami is consolidating its digital gaming department into one leaner and extra concise group. In idea, that is much like how Square Enix combined 11 separate teams into four game dev divisions in 2019.

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So what does this imply?

Konami consolidated its companies so it will probably focus extra on gaming, which is the corporate’s largest energy. In line with its most up-to-date Group Report, the Konami Digital Leisure phase made up 75% of its six-month earnings (88.three billion yen).

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Why did Konami make this restructuring plan?

To place gaming on the middle of what it does and assist streamline growth operations. The huge 2 million gross sales success of its Japan-only Momotaro Dentetsu additionally made a compelling argument to focus extra on gaming.

COVID-19 has made Konami’s different non-gaming segments very risky. The arcade division and resorts divisions have diminishing earnings attributable to coronavirus quarantines. In Q2’21, amusement earnings have been down practically 27%, gaming machines (pachinko) earnings dropped by over 50%, and sports activities was additionally down by 51%.

This restructuring might result in a stronger deal with devoted video games exterior of cellular platforms. In 2015, Konami reduce ties with Hideo Kojima and centered strongly on cellular, saying that “cellular gaming is the long run.” This new plan on no account invalidates Konami’s cellular aspirations, however it’s potential (and sure) Konami is shifting in the direction of a extra whole gaming enterprise and will revitalize traditional franchises like Castlevania and Steel Gear Stable.

That being mentioned, it is necessary to tamper expectations. Konami is unlikely to take a position tens of tens of millions of {dollars} right into a big-budget MGS sequel because it weathers this unsure market. It is extra doubtless, if something, we’ll see remasters and outsourced titles from different growth studios. That manner Konami can accumulate royalties with out having to entrance the invoice for dev prices.

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