E3 2021: Konami won't be at the fair after all

E3 2021: Konami won't be at the fair after all

E3 2021

E3 will take place without Konami this year. The publisher, who was previously an official partner in the program, announced its withdrawal from the event in a statement on Twitter. The reason for this is that the material that can be shown for various projects at the event from June 12th to 15th cannot yet be presented. So there is no time to set up a usable presentation and participation is therefore withdrawn. The statement reads as follows:

"Due to timing, we will not be ready to give a presentation at E3 this year. We want to assure fans that we are deeply developing on a number of key projects So be prepared for updates in the coming months. Even if we are not participating this year, we have great respect for ESA and know that 2021 will be a great success. We continue to support ESA and wish all participants the best for this year's show. "

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In addition to Konami, SEGA, Activision Blizzard, EA and Sony will also stay away from the event this year. There are presentations from Nintendo, Microsoft, Take Two, Warner Bros. and Ubisoft. New material is expected for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, Halo Infinite, Forza Motorsport, Far Cry 6 and Gotham Knights. We're also looking forward to some brand new announcements.

Source: Twitter, gameinformer

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Konami will not be part of the Entertainment Software Association's all-digital Electronic Entertainment Expo this year, the publisher revealed Friday.

'Due to timing we will not be ready to present at E3 this year,' Konami said on Twitter. 'We want to reassure our fans that we are in deep development on a number of key projects, so please stay tuned for some updates in the coming months.

'While we are not participating this year, we have great respect for the ESA and know that 2021 will be a great success. We will continue to support the ESA and wish the best to all participants at this year's show.'

When the ESA announced its plans for a digital E3 last month, Konami was featured on the list of companies supporting the show.

Konami's departure now puts it alongside other notable absences from the ESA's list of participating companies, such as Sony, EA, Activision Blizzard, Sega, Bandai Namco and Square Enix.

The ESA released its own statement regarding Konami's absence, saying, '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.'