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Report: Konami turning to external devs for new Metal Gear, Castlevania and Silent Hill titles

Report: Konami turning to external devs for new Metal Gear, Castlevania and Silent Hill titles

A new report has said that Japanese publisher Konami has no entries in the Metal Gear, Castlevania and Silent Hill franchises in the works.

That's according to VGC, which reports that the company is making a new Castlevania title internally, with the assistance of some local external studios. This game is apparently a "reimagining."

Apparently a remake of the classic Metal Gear Solid – or the third entry in the series, Snake Eater – is also in the pipeline with Singapore's Virtuos reportedly at the helm. VGC also reports that Konami has plans to release remasters of the original Metal Gear Solid titles.

Finally, the outlet says that a new Silent Hill project could be announced at some point in 2022. Said title has apparently been outsourced to "a prominent Japanese developer."

News about a fresh entry in the Silent Hill franchise have been swirling for some time now, with Poland's Bloober Team having to play down speculation that it is working on said title. Konami announced a partnership with the studio in June of this year.

In January 2021, Konami restructured its development teams though said that it had no plans to drop out of the video games market.


PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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