MCV report that no official statement has been made, but that they can confirm that Konami is opening a new London studio as part of its investment in the Pro Evolution Soccer franchise.
The London studio will be the European wing of the PES productions which will handle development duties of the franchise.
Job adverts online read:
“PES Productions is opening a new ‘Football game productions’ in London in order to continue striving to reproduce European football culture at its best in their games.
“The production will create PES projects targeting high-end game consoles and PCs.”
MCV note that while development duties will be shared with Japan, a dedicated British team could only be beneficial to the development of the series.
An official statement from Konami is expected to soon.