2K Games Joins Nintendo In Lacking E3 Appearance

2K Games is not going to have an E3 booth this year, in the same way Nintendo will not be having a major press conference.

The developer behind Borderlands 2, Bioshock Infinite, and XCOM: Enemy Unknown will not be planning to have a booth at this year’s E3. This is a heavy announcement, and a basic statement that they have nothing to show. 2K Games is a subsidiary of Take Two Interactive, alongside Rockstar Games, the creators of Grand Theft Auto V.

Despite their lack of an appearance at E3, 2K Games says they are hard at work on some new games:

“While 2K will not have a booth on the show floor at this year’s E3 conference, we will have a lot of great news coming your way this spring. Our slate of titles coming this year include highly anticipated games like Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Brave New World, XCOM: Enemy Unknown for iOS, more content for Borderlands 2, as well as WWE 2K14 and NBA 2K14.”

This mirrors Nintendo’s decision to not have a major press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Nintendo has cited the fact that they don’t want to make any announcements before they have solid plans in front of the general audience, instead aiming for US-specific events.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata stated:

“In the past we invited reporters, investors and analysts, industry partners, such as software publishers, and distributors who attended E3 to our large-scale presentations. We also used them as a communication tool in which we broadcast our presentations on the Internet to reach out to video game fans around the globe. I believe that many are expecting us to host a similar event this year. On the other hand, since we set out on new endeavors such as Nintendo Direct two years ago in October, we have been paying special attention to the fact that different people demand different types of information from us.”

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