As reasons go, it’s an odd one, but THQ Nordic are trading in attending E3 and showing off their upcoming games for being able to watch the FIFA World Cup at a reasonable time of day.
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.
OK, so you won THQ, I’m posting your silly press release, but the real reason why you’re not at E3 is probably that various projects aren’t quite ready to show just yet.
Later in the year, the company will be at Gamescom and PAX West, where they’ll be showing Darksiders 3, Biomutant, Fade to Silence, Wreckfest and announcing some new games.
Source: a silly press release