Konami’s European President Discusses Importance of Releasing Games on Consoles

Konami’s European President Discusses Importance of Releasing Games on Consoles

In a new interview, Konami's European president Masami Saso discusses the importance of releasing games on consoles.

In a new interview with Gamesindustry.biz, Konami’s European president Masano Saso discusses releasing games on consoles.

Even with new platforms coming out, we believe high-end console games are the most important,” says Saso. “We challenge for innovative ideas and technology within our console games and apply them to other devices, so we will continue to put effort into our console games. We also plan to increase our portfolio. In addition to the multi-device titles for PES and Yu-Gi-Oh, we plan to work on projects with other globally known IPs in the near future.”

Saso didn’t provide new information on franchises like Silent Hill or Metal Gear Solid, but he points out the recent Yu-Gi-Oh and Contra: Rogue Corps as examples of games releasing on traditional game consoles. Additionally, he says that work done in the console space influences their mobile games. Additionally, Konami celebrated their 50th anniversary this year.

“It is a part of our legacy to create new ideas and IPs to fit each age, and we believe that spirit is one of the reasons for our strength in the mobile games market,” Saso continues. “We can provide high-quality mobile games because of our technology to create high-end console games, as well as having knowledge to operate games because of our experience in arcade, PC, and browser games. Our extensive experience in creating games for many devices is a strength we have at Konami like no other.”

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution is available now on Nintendo Switch. Contra: Rogue Corps launches on September 24 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.


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