E3 2021: Konami joins the list of companies that will not participate

Tstill just a month after the Entertainment Software Association confirm the digital version of your Electronic Entertainment Expo, Konami has announced that it is also withdrawing from companies that prefer to stay on the sidelines.

Off the list

After the obvious difficulties presented during 2020 so that this could be carried out, E3 was restated in a digital format for the 2021 broadcast, but it no longer found the same echo in other companies that it had in the past.

In the previous ones, Electronic Arts y Ubisoft had considered that the expense of making their own exhibitions was more appropriate than the payment that was made to participate in E3, and they will get more exposure time by being the only exhibitors. So did Blizzard in February with the BlizzConline.

An as, ya se haba confirmed the participation of Nintendo, Microsoft, Capcom, Konami, Ubisoft, Take-Two Interactive, Warner Bros. Games y Koch Media; pero Konami has had to step back and apologize for leaving the event. What are your motives?

Do you remember the BlizzConline? The announcement of the remake of Diablo II?Activision Blizzard

As friends as ever

Far from the problems that ESA has had with other companies, Konami’s output is simply due to a lack of time. In other words, since he won’t have time to do his homework, he better not go to school. This is how they expressed it in their official statement:

Due to time constraints, we will not be ready to perform at E3 this year. We want to reassure our fans that we are deep into the development of several key projects, so please stay tuned for some updates in the coming months. Although we will not participate this year, we have great respect for ESA and we know that 2021 will be very successful. We will continue to support ESA and wish all the participants in this year’s presentation all the best.


ESA’s response is not much different from what the people at Konami said: expressed their understanding of the situationwish them well and hope to hear from them later. And in case it was not clear to those who like to make theories: Konami leaves due to lack of time for their projects, not for any other reason.

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For its part, ESA is very excited about the event and they constantly update the information of the event to announce what the agenda will be like.

For example, it has already been confirmed that the co-founder of Kinda Funny, Gregg Miller; the Emmy-nominated television journalist, Jacki Jing and the eSports commentator Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez, will be the presenters of the event. So we intuit that for ESA, this E3 is a new opportunity for the sun to shine on them again, with or without Konami.


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