Earlier this week, it was reported that Konami is looking to outsource some of its iconic properties in order to produce future games. More specifically, it’s believed that Metal Gear Solid and Castlevania are up for grabs — but who should be chosen to reinvigorate these classic franchises?
Now, we have no idea who the Japanese publisher would have in mind for this rather daunting task — but let’s have some fun and ask who you would like to see make a new Metal Gear Solid or Castlevania game. In the polls below, we’ve compiled a list of developers for each property that we think make some degree of sense on a gameplay level (and yes, some of them are completely unrealistic). If you don’t agree with any of them, be sure to select the ‘Other’ option and enter a different studio of your choosing.
Pick a developer, and then give us your reasoning in the comments section below.
Which developer would you like to see make a new Metal Gear Solid game?
Naughty Dog (Uncharted, The Last of Us)
Sony Bend (Syphon Filter, Days Gone)
Bluepoint Games (Shadow of the Colossus, Demon’s Souls remakes)
Kojima Productions (Death Stranding)
Sucker Punch (Sly Cooper, InFAMOUS, Ghost of Tsushima)
IO Interactive (Hitman)
Arkane Studios (Dishonored, Prey)
Ubisoft (Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon)
Eidos Montreal (Deus Ex)
Rebellion (Sniper Elite)
Rocksteady (Batman Arkham)
Which developer would you like to see make a new Castlevania game?
Capcom (Devil May Cry, Dragon’s Dogma)
Sony Santa Monica Studio (God of War)
FromSoftware (Dark Souls, Bloodborne, Sekiro)
Platinum Games (Bayonetta, NieR Automata)
Team Cherry (Hollow Knight)
Yacht Club Games (Shovel Knight)
Team Ninja (Ninja Gaiden, Nioh)
The Game Kitchen (Blasphemous)