Konami Ditching Stupid Online ID Codes?

Konami's online games - like Metal Gear Online - have really suffered from the company's insistence on using two proprietary online IDs, despite the fact your console already has one. Looks like that practice may be coming to an end.

Yes, up til now if you wanted to play a Konami game on your console, not only have you needed a 360 or PS3 online account, you've also needed a Konami ID AND an account with the relevant game. So three accounts. Silly. So silly, in fact, that even Hideo Kojima totally hates the scheme.

But the publishers of Metal Gear and Pro Evo have today confirmed with Gamekyo that this year's version of Pro Evolution Soccer won't require a Konami ID for online play. Instead, Microsoft and Sony will run the game's servers, meaning when you want to play an online game, you can just...play an online game.

Welcome to online gaming in the 21st century, Konami. The move is too late to help those with Metal Gear Online, but be sure to do the same thing with Metal Gear Rising, OK?

L'Online de PES 2010 entièrement retravaillé [Gamekyo]