Japanese game publisher Konami is reportedly planning an exclusivity deal with PlayStation for new Metal Gear, Silent Hill and Castlevania games to release only on PS5.
Following on from news of Konami’s upcoming remake of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, new reports allege that Sony and Konami are working on a huge exclusivity contract for the rest of the generation.
According to Xbox insider Jez Corden, the two Japanese companies are currently negotiating on long-term deals for new exclusive games on PlayStation 5 consoles.
Responding to the reports of Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake’s exclusivity, Corden revealed that Konami and Sony’s partnership spreads much further than just one game. Instead, the two Japanese companies are planning a massive exclusivity relationship.
Corden reveals that Sony and Konami are partnering on at least three new titles for PlayStation 5.
“Just heard Sony landed a deal with Konami for Silent Hill, Metal Gear, and maybe even a new Castlevania,” the journalist told fans on Twitter.
Sony’s exclusivity over Konami’s next Silent Hill projects is not new information. Bloober Team’s controversial Silent Hill 2 Remake is a staunch PS5 and PC exclusive that won’t be coming to Xbox consoles. However, the idea of a PS5 exclusive Castlevania game is completely fresh.
As for Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake, PlayStation exclusivity would not be anything new for the series. While most Metal Gear Solid games are multiplatform, the fourth game Guns of the Patriot is still a PS3 exclusive.
PlayStation’s continued exclusivity deals with major AAA Japanese franchises isn’t helping the company’s fight against Xbox’s merger with Activision Blizzard. For months, the Japanese console company has attempted to block Microsoft from acquiring the Call of Duty whilst also continuing to buy into exclusivity contracts.
At the time of writing, Microsoft has failed to acquire Activision Blizzard, but it seems that the acquisition is inevitable.