It’s no secret that Konami has been on the blunt end of some fan hate recently. From the “removal” of Hideo Kojima from the company, to the reveal that they would be doing more mobile games in the future, and it seems like the company is in a pretty bad place. Apparently though, we don’t know just how bad. A Japanese newspaper did a report on Konami, and freelancer Thomas James got a hold of it and translated a summary for all to read. In the article, it states that not only are things pretty bad for Konami, the company is in nearly unbelievably bad shape.
Why? Well first off, Metal Gear Solid V has apparently cost $80 million dollars to make, and was hurt by the first delay of the game. In addition, discontent began to rise when one of their mobile games in 2010 did much better than a certain console one, beginning the shift in mindset that seems to be taking hold today.
Then there’s the employee situation. According to the report, Konami has placed cameras all over the building to check employee movements, and they make careful notes about who is taking lunch and how long. If it’s too long of a lunch, the employees are punished.
The report goes on to list more and more issues that are plaguing Konami. If this persists, I’d be very surprised if the company is open for much longer.