Sony Reportedly Looking Into Acquiring Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, And Castlevania From Konami

Sony Reportedly Looking Into Acquiring Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, And Castlevania From Konami
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It looks like Sony might be looking into acquiring three major franchises from Konami: Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, and Castlevania, as a 4Chan user claiming to be an employee of the Japan-based company claimed as much in a recent post.

Of course, leaks from 4Chan usually aren’t accurate, but according to the website Jack of All Controllers, the information posted on the forum is valid, as they claim to have verified with one of their sources. Furthermore, the site claims that, should Sony purchase the rights for the three aforementioned games, it’ll be announced after the PlayStation 5 launches during the holiday season.

According to another website, Rely on Horror, Sony and Konami are working together on two Silent Hill games, one of which will be developed by Japan Studio’s Project Siren, who are the devs behind titles such as Siren and Gravity Rush. The other game, which will be called Silent Hills, will be developed by Hideo Kojima’s Kojima Productions, who were originally developing a reboot of the series before it was canned.

Even though Sony might be looking into purchasing Metal Gear Solid and Castlevania from Konami, none of the sources that have been previously mentioned have said anything regarding the future of those two franchises.

Back in 2015, Konami and Kojima released Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which was supposed to bring the MGS story to a close. However, due to the friction between the two sides, the game’s story didn’t live up to expectations, although it featured some pretty stellar gameplay.

Following Kojima’s departure from Konami, the latter tried to continue the Metal Gear Solid series by launching Metal Gear Survive, but the title received a ton of backlash upon its announcement, and while its gameplay was just as stellar as V’s was, people weren’t interested in playing an MGS game that wasn’t developed by Hideo Kojima.

If Sony does purchase the rights to Metal Gear Solid from Konami, it’ll be interesting to see if they put it back in the hands of Hideo Kojima, or if they’ll give it to another one of their studios. Of course, most fans of the franchise would probably like to see it be developed at Kojima Productions.

Again, the report claims that we won’t have any official news regarding these games until after the launch of the PlayStation 5, so it’s going to be a while before we hear anything more about Sony purchasing Metal Gear Solid, Castlevania, and Silent Hill from Konami.