It’s a long journey from THQ Nordic’s headquarters in Vienna, Austria to Los Angeles, where E3 is held every year, and this year the publisher has decided not to make the trek across the world. As a result, none of THQ Nordic’s upcoming games will be shown at the big convention.
In its own words, the company will instead stay at home, drink beer, and follow the World Cup, while also checking in on the games industry every once in a while. It specifically mentioned Devolver Digital’s upcoming press conference, which, if last year’s is any indication, is sure to be wild.
“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,” the publisher said. “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.”
THQ Nordic has a number of games in the works right now, including Darksiders III and Biomutant. It’s planning on showing its games off at other conventions, such as Gamescom in Germany later this year.
In other news, THQ Nordic purchased Koch Media earlier in 2018, which means that Saints Row developer Volition is once again under the THQ umbrella. The acquisition also gave THQ Nordic 4A Games and its Metro series.
Initial release date: 2018