I wish Konami would come back and make an NBA game, from what I've seen in videos the last one was a solid and interesting game.
After following PES 2015 and playing it (which is a fantastic soccer game gameplaywise, much better than FIFA), I believe they have the tools to make at least a decent game; they have the new Fox Engine (as also seen in some MGS trailers) which would work well in next-gen consoles, the team tries to focus on sim gameplay with differentiation between teams and players, very nice visuals (from what I've seen in PES 2015 and MGS 5) and seeing that the company decided to install an office in Europe for PES makes me think that they would do the same if they decided to create a new NBA game which would benefit them if they put an office in USA. Perhaps they don't see that they have a chance to become competitive in the basketball market but then they seem to be happy enough to be in FIFA's shadow sales-wise.
The only problem I'd think that could happen is them getting the NBA license, I don't know how much is it but in PES Konami has struggled to compete against EA to gain the licenses of the EPL and Bundesliga although that happen mostly of EA's relationship with said leagues.
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