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Konami has ceased all triple-A development except for PES, reports claim

A new report claims that Konami has ceased production on all AAA titles, with the exception of the Pro Evolution Soccer franchise.

Konami could be saying goodbye to console gaming altogether, if new reports are to be believed.

The company is now only working on the Pro Evolution Soccer series, with no future plans for any other franchise, including Metal Gear.

This report comes from French site Gameblog, who claims that Konami wish to abandon the console market in favour of a more profitable mobile venture.

Gameblog also reported that Julien Merceron, director of the Fox Engine, had also left the company.

Merceron was allegedly unhappy with Konami’s shift away from console games towards the mobile market.

The Fox Engine was used to power both Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain and PES 2016.

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As far as we know, Konami has no other AAA projects in development, with the exception of Metal Gear Online and future Pro Evo installments.

Problems at Konami have been evident since Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima left the company earlier this year.

Kojima Productions was also disbanded, as it was made clear that Metal Gear Solid 5 would be their final project.

Metal Gear Solid 5 reportedly cost $80 million to develop, a relatively modest budget for a triple-A title.

This didn’t stop Konami from kicking up a fuss with Kojima though, which is possibly what led to their initial fallout.

The future of Metal Gear, Silent Hill and every other Konami property looks bleak, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.

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