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Writer says it will not be able to take part in all-digital present, however is “in deep improvement on a lot of key initiatives”

Konami is not going to be a part of the Leisure Software program Affiliation’s all-digital Digital Leisure Expo this 12 months, the writer revealed Friday.

“As a result of timing we is not going to be able to current at E3 this 12 months,” Konami mentioned on Twitter. “We wish to reassure our followers that we’re in deep improvement on a lot of key initiatives, so please keep tuned for some updates within the coming months.

“Whereas we aren’t collaborating this 12 months, we’ve nice respect for the ESA and know that 2021 shall be an incredible success. We are going to proceed to assist the ESA and want the most effective to all individuals at this 12 months’s present.”

When the ESA introduced its plans for a digital E3 final month, Konami was featured on the record of firms supporting the present.

Konami’s departure now places it alongside different notable absences from the ESA’s record of collaborating firms, akin to Sony, EA, Activision Blizzard, Sega, Bandai Namco and Sq. Enix.

The ESA launched its personal assertion relating to Konami’s absence, saying, “We assist our accomplice Konami’s resolution to not take part in E3 this 12 months and are excited to see what they will be asserting 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 look ahead to sharing the entire highly-anticipated reveals, programming and a lot extra at this 12 months’s E3.”

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