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

Mainline Metal Gear games? That’s a bold statement for that IP alone 



 

 

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KLXVER said:
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?

As did Metal Gear and Silent Hill. But, as noted, this is all April Fools anyway, so take his post as a contribution joke. ;)



                                                                                                             

This has been posted yesterday but I this is definitely an April fool :)

And if it would be even close to be true, this is bad. Console makers should not buy IPs; getting the studio for the talents (and at the same time aquired IPs) is understandable but locking down a multi-platform game to one console without getting anything else, is not good at all.

Metal Gear is one of my favorite franchise out there.



CGI-Quality said:
KLXVER said:

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

As did Metal Gear and Silent Hill. But, as noted, this is all April Fools anyway, so take his post as a contribution joke. ;)

Technically the article was posted 2 days ago, so forgive the initial optimism :)



 

 

Imaginedvl said:
This has been posted yesterday but I this is definitely an April fool :)

And if it would be even close to be true, this is bad. Console makers should not buy IPs; getting the studio for the talents (and at the same time aquired IPs) is understandable but locking down a multi-platform game to one console without getting anything else, is not good at all.

Metal Gear is one of my favorite franchise out there.

For pure speculations sake I must say that Konami today can’t even begin to do those IPs justice anymore. I mean post Kojima they made Metal Gear Survive.



 

 

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I saw this days ago on GAF.

Not likely.



sales2099 said:

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

The 2nd of April? What's important about that?



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Bristow9091 said:
Didn't we hear the same rumour but with Sony not too long ago?

It was similar yes. The Sony rumor was complex. From what I gathered, it was Sony had brokered a deal with Konami to publish & distribute a new Silent Hill game, but that the IP itself was staying with Konami and then Sony/Konami would split the profits. And from there, Sony was hiring Kojimi Productions to actually develop the game, which of course would be his Silent Hills game that got cancelled before his departure from Konami.

But, I'm fairly certain I saw that Konami just recently debunked that rumor completely in an official statement.

Being April Fool's I wouldn't put much stock in this rumor either.



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

This is how you do an April Fools joke.



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UnderwaterFunktown said:
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?

Isn't THQ Nordic buying everything?



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