The developers of Darksiders, Spellforce and MX vs. ATV have decided to take a break from E3 this year in order to indulge in the beautiful game of football at the FIFA world Cup, in Russia. THQ Nordic sent out a press release confirming this:
It is with great regret that we at THQ Nordic must report that we will be unable to miss a single moment of this great sporting event. Therefore, we will be forced to stay in our lovely Viennese beer gardens, blowing the froth off a couple, watching football and one or two cool press conferences on Twitch (looking at you, Devolver) instead of rocking it ourselves. We have to admit, we are going to miss our 9 AM pint of beer in the „Ye Olde King’s Head“-Pub in Santa Monica, where they show all matches live, but with the World Cup being held in Russia, it would mean a 7 AM beer – that’s too early, even for Austrians, let alone the Swedes. We are looking forward to presenting all our great upcoming games like Darksiders 3, Biomutant, Fade to Silence or Wreckfest and even some unannounced titles for the first time at gamescom in Cologne, Germany and shortly after at PAX West in Seattle!
As a footy fan myself, I can imagine that this was quite a tough decision to make as both events fall during the June – July period . And if it were me, I’d probably do the same if the tournament was happening in a neighbouring country. E3 take place annually and the World Cup every 4 years.
THQ Nordic has confirmed its full force participation at Gamescom later this year though, as well as PAX West soon after, so we won’t miss out on anything the studio have been slaving over for the last year.
Enjoy the ball kicking lads, see you at Gamescom.
Source: THQ Nordic