Speculation on social media this weekend suggested that Sony may have signed (timed?) console exclusive agreements with Konami on three titles, including Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid, and Silent Hill. We don’t need to speculate about the latter, because a remake of the legendary PS2 survival horror Silent Hill 2 was announced by Bloober Team last year, and it’ll be a PS5 and PC exclusive for a year.
Rumors have been swirling about some kind of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater revival for several years now, and Podcast host Nick Baker revived them This weekend, after claiming that the classic could appear again in the future PS view With some PS5 exclusive skins attached. As is typical for Internet insiders, Baker toned down the comments by saying his source was unconfirmed — and it’s worth noting that he was confident nearly two years ago that inFAMOUS would return, before developer Sucker Punch fired up those stories again.
but, Windows Central Editor Jez Corden was quick to jump on the speculation, saying he’d “heard something similar” about the Metal Gear Solid exclusivity. In a follow-up tweet, he added: “I just heard that Sony has struck a deal with Konami for Silent Hill, Metal Gear, and maybe even a new Castlevania.” Everything seems uncertain, right?
Sony’s motto this generation has been to secure franchises with a historic PlayStation tie-in, like Final Fantasy, so this doesn’t sound like it huge Stretch – at least, we would have expected the Japanese giant to have secured the marketing rights. But that’s assuming these projects In reality exist in the first place, and the speculation here doesn’t seem to be strong enough to say anything with absolute certainty.
Arguably the biggest story here, if accurate, isn’t necessarily PS5 exclusive, but Konami may be interested in making games again. Summer advertising season is right around the corner, so let’s wait and see what the next few months bring, shall we?
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