Darksiders 3 and Biomutant publisher THQ Nordic is skipping E3…because its employees have plans to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The company announced via a recent blog post it won’t attend E3 2018 because it doesn’t want to miss one of the biggest sporting events, which kicks off in Russia on June 14. E3 2018 takes place from June 12-14 in Los Angeles.
THQ Nordic will instead show its upcoming game lineup, including Darksiders 3, Biomutant, Wreckfest, and Fade to Silence at other events later this year. This includes Gamescom, which takes place in Cologne, Germany from August 21-25, and at PAX West in Seattle, taking place from September 1-4.
“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,” THQ said in a statement. “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.”
Find out when and where Microsoft will be hosting its E3 press conference this year, and check out what Bethesda’s plans are for the event. Pre-registration for this year’s E3-adjacent event EA Play is also open.