Konami has opened a brand new "creators first" studio in Osaka and raises its employees's wage

Kath Santarin
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Silent Hill developer and pachinko machine producer Konami has opened up a brand new studio in Osaka, Japan.

The developer and Yu-Gi-Oh writer only in the near past celebrated its fiftieth institution anniversary final month, and in a press launch final week it introduced that it has simply opened up one other studio, Konami Osaka Studio (thanks, GamesRadar). In line with the press launch, Konami Osaka Studio is a “developmental relocation of the prevailing studio and comes with the idea of ‘Creators First,'” explaining that it's “characterised by a well-developed setting the place creators can exhibit their full potential.”

The press launch did not clarify what it means by “Creators First” outdoors of that, and whether or not it means internally or externally, so we'll have to attend and see what comes from that. It did additionally notice that Konami's “next-generation [Research & Development] centre, ‘Konami Inventive Entrance Tokyo Bay,' is within the means of development,” so it feels like the corporate goes all in on its future after fairly a number of quiet years. There's additionally a optimistic level for workers, as Konami has “considerably,” raised its base-salary. At all times good to listen to devs are getting paid extra!

Wrapping issues up, the press launch famous that “in an effort to obtain additional sustainable development within the considerably increasing ‘leisure' area, Konami Group will strengthen its product growth capabilities and proceed to supply services for the following technology.” Outdoors of revitalising the Silent Hill collection with a remake of the second sport and additional new entries, there's additionally a movie in growth (which just lately forged its essential characters), which might be what Konami means by eager to broaden throughout the leisure area.

A Silent Hill dwell occasion is ready to happen this 12 months too, clearly one thing a bit totally different from both movie or video video games, so it appears that evidently Konami is making an attempt to broaden its horizons in various methods.

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