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Metal Gear Solid V now offers insurance microtransactions

Offering players the chance to pay real-world cash for in-game insurance is just about bonkers enough to feel absolutely fitting for a Metal Gear Solid game. Konami has announced that a game update released today (Tuesday October 6th) allows players to purchase an ‘FOB Insurance Service’. A player’s in-game Forward …

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PES 2016 roster update not arriving until the end of October

Konami has said that it won’t be releasing a roster update for the recently released PES 2016 until October 29th. That means those who purchased the game on day one face a wait of around six weeks before the squads are updated to reflect the summer transfer activity. EA’s FIFA …

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Konami denies reports claiming triple-A games production stoppage

Konami has refuted recent reports that the company is largely moving on from developing console releases, claiming titles for franchises including Castlevania, Metal Gear and Silent Hill are very much in development. In a statement toNintendo Life, a customer support representative explained thenotion that the company plans to move strictly …

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Konami vet Cox joins new studio Fish in a Bottle

Former Konami studio head David Coxhas joined digital production company Fish in a Bottle in an effort to grow its core games business. Cox worked at Konami for 17 years, joining in 1997 as UK product manager. He then rose to European product manager in 1999, before becoming studio head …

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MGS V: The Phantom Pain will have to double sales to break even, report claims

Konami’s Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will have to maintain its strong sales start in order for its creators to turn a profit. Forbes reports that that game’s development budget eventually reached $80m – which, as rumour will have it, is mostly due to creator Hideo Kojima’s willingness …

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Reports claim Konami’s Fox Engine boss has left

Konami’s worldwide technology director Julien Merceron has reportedly left the company. Merceron oversaw Konami’s Fox Engine, which powers titles such as PES 2016 (out today) and the recent Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The claims first emerged on French site Gameblog but have since apparently been confirmed to …

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Konami convinced PES can catch up with FIFA

Konami says it is closing the gap between its PES series and EA’s football blockbuster, FIFA. Speaking to MCV, the publisher said it wants to be the industry leader in terms of soccer titles. Reviews for PES 2016 are now out, with critics praising the title. We’re definitely catching up …

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Metal Gear Solid V sells nearly 500,000 units in Japan

Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid swansong sold almost half a million copies across PS3 and PS4 in its debut week. That’s according to the latest data from Famitsu, which shows that the PS4 SKU of open-world stealth game Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain shifted over 315,000 units last …

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