ESA Releases Assertion Relating to Konami’s Resolution To Again Out Of E3 2021

Beforehand, Konami confirmed that it has “quite a few key tasks” within the works to share with followers, however the firm has opted to hitch EA, Sony, and extra within the choice to skip out on E3 2021. Following the affirmation of one other firm lacking from the now-digital showcase (because of COVID-19), the ESA has issued its personal assertion. 

“As a result of timing, we is not going to be able to current at E3 this yr,” reads the initial statement from Konami. “We wish to reassure our followers that we’re in deep growth on quite a few key tasks, so please keep tuned for some updates within the coming months. Whereas we’re not taking part this yr, we have now nice respect for the ESA and we all know that 2021 will probably be an incredible success. We are going to proceed to assist the ESA and need one of the best to all participant’s on this yr’s present.” 

On condition that the corporate’s attendance was beforehand confirmed by Konami itself, the assertion riled up dialog centering across the continued evolution of E3 and what the long run seems like for the gaming occasion. The ESA responded with its personal assertion, supplied to Sport Informer, saying, “We assist our associate Konami’s choice to not take part in E3 this yr and are excited to see what they’ll 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 sit up for sharing all the highly-anticipated reveals, programming and a lot extra at this yr’s E3.”

Whereas we do not know for positive what Konami has within the works, there have been rumors swirling for years now {that a} new Silent Hill sport is on the best way, regardless of Hideo Kojima’s departure. Whereas the group continues to invest what might be subsequent for the studio, it seems like we’ll have just a few extra months to attend to see something confirmed. 

Relating to E3 2021, the upcoming occasion will probably be digital to abide by well being and security considerations whereas the COVID-19 vaccine continues to grow to be increasingly out there. The showcase will probably be occurring from June 12 till June 15. 

[Update] A correction to this text was made concerning the attendance of Nintendo. Nintendo will probably be part of this yr’s E3 showcase.

What are your ideas on the present state of E3 and the rising listing of studios that aren’t attending? Ideas on the ESA’s response? Hold forth within the remark part beneath! Be at liberty to additionally share a few of your individual theories on what you assume Konami is at present engaged on. 

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