Konami Holdings Corporation will soon change its name as part of the company’s 50th anniversary celebrations later this year. The company’s board of directors decided to change the company’s name to Konami Group Corporation, which will be finalized with shareholder approval (thanks, VGC). If all goes well, the change should go into effect on July 1.
“Since its establishment, the company has expanded its business as a pioneer in the Japanese entertainment industry and now operates in four business segments: digital entertainment, entertainment, games and systems, and sports,” Konami said in a statement.
“As we commemorate the company’s 50th anniversary since its inception, we will change the trade name so that we, along with its group companies, continue to take on new challenges and strive to continue growing as a sustainable company.”
Konami has all eyes on the recently released major update for eFootball. The game launched with numerous issues, mainly related to broken game animations, which made players look like a nightmare.
“It’s hard to pinpoint one decisive aspect,” a spokesperson said before the update’s release. “The game’s lack of completion was due to multiple factors, including the transition to a new soccer game engine, compatibility with next-gen consoles like PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, the game style change to free to play and, in addition, we try to offer the new eFootball 2022 to players as soon as possible.”
The developer wanted to make it clear that they were paying attention to all feedback received from players. “We are taking the opinions of our players very seriously,” the spokesman continued. “Since launching last September, we’ve prioritized improvements and fixes based on the feedback and feedback we receive. We’ll continue to work on improving the game, and as always, valuable feedback from players is greatly appreciated.”
While a number of changes have been made, along with a number of additions, it unfortunately looks like it’s not going to do much to change the perception that the game left players with at launch. Unfortunately for Konami, that perception led to it becoming one of the worst-reviewed games of 2021.
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