I think a lot memes and reputation about certain games/companies end up leading to some real misunderstandings about the reality of the video game marketplace especially overseas.
The contemporary status of Konami specifically (not to defend their workplace culture or the.. combative relationship with Kojima) is quite a contrast than one a lot of the internet would tell you. Their latter would suggest that they make no games and that whatever profit they make is from pachinko. Even ignoring that many various Eastern game companies make some money from those machines, its simply not true. Granted Konami did retreat inwards and focused largely on their home market, but to say they're not even semi-active with video games simply isn't true. To put things into perspective, do you know what the best selling Konami published game ever in Japan is, given all the franchises (Metal Gear, Silent Hill, Castlevania, Contra) they've put out in the last 40 years?
Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa Mo Teiban! a Monopoly/train station board game simulator (funnily enough originally a Hudson Soft IP) that came out for Switch in 2020 and has sold over 3.5 million copies despite never releasing outside Japan.
I'm not saying this to defend Konami or their lack of certain releases (god know I'd like to get some Metal Gear ports and a return of Sparkster), but simply to illustrate why some of rhetoric about their status or speculation about being acquired by a Sony or any other company is based on the faulty premise once you look at their numbers and actual output. Stuff like the recent Suikoden remakes or Silent Hill revival wasn't a surprise given their respective focuses (steady JRPG numbers on Switch in Japan, Sony likely footing the bill for a Western appeal series). It especially makes complete sense now given their more conservative approach of in the last few years of not doing AAA games and raking in the profit from stuff like Yu-Gi-Oh releases were likely both done to cut costs and build up their financial reserves. Konami opening up a new R&D studio gives a good idea as to where such money is likely going
Basically I think the facts in a lot of traditional narratives about the industry are bit more complex than many fans are willing to actually admit.