E3 2021: Konami will not be there, here is the official reason

E3 2021: Konami will not be there, here is the official reason

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Konami will not be present at E3 2021. This is what the company announced today through its international Twitter account. The announcement came in the form of a short message, which also explains the official reasons behind this choice. Here is everything that has been revealed.

As you can see for yourself in the tweet below, Konami explains that "due to the timing we will not be ready to present ourselves at E3 2021. We want to reassure our fans that we are in the full of the development of several key projects, so stay tuned for a series of announcements coming in the coming months. While not participating this year, we greatly respect ESA [editor's note, the organizing body of E3] and we know that the 2021 will be a great success. We will continue to support ESA and wish the best to all attendees of this year's show ".

In response, the official E3 account wrote: "Sorry you can't make it but you'll be with us in spirit. See you next year, stay safe out there." He then crowned this message with a gif of Nicolas Cage in Con Air.

Although the disappointment of not being able to see Konami at E3 2021 will be felt, fans could rejoice that the company is working on "several key projects". What could it be? In addition to the obvious PES 2022, players are hoping that IPs like Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid and Silent Hill will return to the fore.

Recent rumors have spoken of Castlevania: Sony and Konami would be 'discussing' for a new game .

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Konami Pulls Out of E3 2021, Says It Will 'Not Be Ready To Present'

Konami has claimed the mantle of 'first game publisher to pull out of E3 2021,' formally announcing its decision on Twitter.

The tweet explains that Konami--originally announced to be an E3 2021 attendee in early April--'will not be ready to present at E3 this year.' The statement also tells Konami fans 'we are in deep development on a number of key projects, so please stay tuned for some updates in the coming months.'

In a statement to GameSpot, an ESA representative said the following: 'We support our partner Konami's decision to not participate in E3 this year and are excited to see what they’ll be announcing in the future when they're ready to do so. We can't wait for their return to E3 2022, but in the meantime, we look forward to sharing all of the highly-anticipated reveals, programming and so much more at this year's E3.'

E3 2021 has been confirmed as an all-digital event, to be held June 12-15. Companies that have signed on to the event include Xbox, Nintendo, Capcom, Ubisoft, Take-Two Interactive, Warner Bros. Games, and Koch Media.