Although unsurprisingly hailed by mobile gamers as the way of the future, Konami president Hideki Hayakawa’s statements about a “mobile first” mission for the company caused no small amount of fans to panic. Considering the company’s biggest franchises, Silent Hill and Metal Gear, are console titles, that shock and even anger is equally understandable. Now Konami is coming out to clarify those statements and apologize for the confusion. Apparently, Konami has a different interpretation of the term “mobile first” which, for the company, just means “mobile too”.
A few weeks ago, Konami’s then new president made some rather bold, though not entirely unexpected, statements regarding the future direction for the game publisher. Konami has seen better days and its key game IPs are in danger of descending into obscurity. Stoking the flames of anxiety even more, Hayakawa issued the “mobile first” statement that has sent the Internet and gamers into a frenzy of speculation.
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