THQ Nordic is Skipping E3 2018 to Watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup

THQ Nordic has announced they’re skipping this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup instead.

The company is going to stay at home in Austria and watch the world event. THQ will bring their current lineup of titles Darksiders 3, Biomutant, Fade to Silence, amd Wreckfest to Gamescom and PAX West this year.

Here’s their press release:

Vienna, Austria, April 13th 2018; 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!

Brandon Orselli


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