Konami skipping E3 2021 | GamesIndustry.biz
Konami is not going to be a part of the Leisure Software program Affiliation’s all-digital Digital Leisure Expo this 12 months, the writer revealed Friday.
“On account of timing we is not going to be able to current at E3 this 12 months,” Konami stated on Twitter. “We need to reassure our followers that we’re in deep growth on plenty of key tasks, so please keep tuned for some updates within the coming months.
“Whereas we’re not taking part this 12 months, now we have nice respect for the ESA and know that 2021 can be an amazing success. We are going to proceed to assist the ESA and want the perfect to all individuals at this 12 months’s present.”
When the ESA introduced its plans for a digital E3 final month, Konami was featured on the listing of corporations supporting the present.
Konami’s departure now places it alongside different notable absences from the ESA’s listing of taking part corporations, reminiscent of Sony, EA, Activision Blizzard, Sega, Bandai Namco and Sq. Enix.
The ESA launched its personal assertion concerning Konami’s absence, saying, “We assist our accomplice Konami’s resolution to not take part in E3 this 12 months and are excited to see what they will be saying sooner or later after they’re prepared to take action.
“We will not wait for his or her return to E3 2022, however within the meantime, we look ahead to sharing the entire highly-anticipated reveals, programming and a lot extra at this 12 months’s E3.”