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Forums - Microsoft Discussion - Rumor - MS Acquires Konami IPs to make their own Studio

Very juicy rumor, to be taken with a grain of salt. The short version is that MS will have the rights to Silent Hill, Castlevania, and Metal Gear, and will hire potential layoffs at Konami to be a starting point to a Japan Xbox Studio. In return, Konami gets royalties from any rereleases and remasters but retains the IPs for their gambling side of the business. They will not get royalties from new games MS would make. 

With certain laws in Japan making it hard for foreign companies to purchase Japanese ones, this sounds like a great loophole around it. I’m inclined to be cautiously hopeful. Thoughts? 

Edit: Just realized the day today lol. Still fun to speculate. 

Last edited by sales2099 - on 01 April 2020

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Nope. Not happening.

Didn't we hear the same rumour but with Sony not too long ago?

Aprils fools?

Meh, none of those IPs were ever any good, so Microsoft can have them.

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Deja Vu

RolStoppable said:
Meh, none of those IPs were ever any good, so Microsoft can have them.

Castlevania has so many great entries. What are you on about?

BOLD PREDICTION: A week from now there will be a rumor saying Nitendo will buy the Silent Hill, Metal Gear and Castlevania IPs!

Maybe Konami are spreading the rumors themselves hoping to find a buyer?

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