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

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

Beforehand, Konami confirmed that it has “quite a lot of key tasks” within the works to share with followers, however the firm has opted to hitch Nintendo, 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 (attributable to COVID-19), the ESA has issued its personal assertion. 

“As a consequence of timing, we is not going to be able to current at E3 this 12 months,” reads the initial statement from Konami. “We need to reassure our followers that we’re in deep improvement on quite a lot of key tasks, so please keep tuned for some updates within the coming months. Whereas we’re not collaborating this 12 months, now we have nice respect for the ESA and we all know that 2021 shall be an amazing success. We are going to proceed to assist the ESA and need the very best to all participant’s on this 12 months’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 longer term seems like for the gaming occasion. The ESA responded with its personal assertion, supplied to Recreation Informer, saying, “We assist our companion Konami’s choice to not take part in E3 this 12 months and are excited to see what they’ll be saying sooner or later once they’re prepared to take action. We will not wait for his or her return to E3 2022, however within the meantime, we stay up for sharing the entire highly-anticipated reveals, programming and a lot extra at this 12 months’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 way in which, regardless of Hideo Kojima’s departure. Whereas the group continues to invest what may very well be subsequent for the studio, it seems like we’ll have a couple of extra months to attend to see something confirmed. 

Relating to E3 2021, the upcoming occasion shall be digital to abide by well being and security issues whereas the COVID-19 vaccine continues to turn into increasingly more obtainable. The showcase shall be occurring from June 12 till June 15. 

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