Konami announced that it will not attend E3 2021 and that it is working on “some important projects”. The publisher we know of from Metal Gear Solid and Silent Hill, among others, released it in a statement.
Konami tweeted: “Due to poor timing, we will not be attending E3 this year.” “We want to reassure our fans that we are working on some important projects, so we expect more news in the coming months.”
Konami April 30, 2021
Konami’s invitation means it reverses its previous statement that it will be at the fair in June. Along with Capcom, Ubisoft, Take-Two Interactive, and Warner Bros. Games, Koch Media, Nintendo and Xbox also ranked Konami in the E3 2021 list.
ESA responded to Konami’s decision with a statement, “We support our partner Konami and understand that they are missing E3 this year. E3 2022, and at the same time we cannot wait for all the revelations, programming and much more at E3 for this year.”
Exactly what these “high profile projects” represent for fun speculation. With Hideo Kojima leaving in 2015, Konami has largely retired from the big-budget games but is focusing on other things. Even Pro Evolution Soccer has received fewer updates compared to previous years. At least take care of that Konami had to explain that it was not going to close the entire games section.
Konami previously announced GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon, a remake of the Japanese Famicom game from 1987. There are also rumors of the new Metal Gear Solid and Silent Hill.
Konami is currently working on these important projects, so fans will have to wait for more information on the latest projects. E3 2021 will run from June 12-15.