With the games industry so buzzing, it is sometimes easy to forget that events like E3 are just the around the corner. The show will take place in June this year, as per the norm, and will feature a myriad of game developers and publishers. They will talk about the latest and greatest of their respective companies, which means that it's also a huge time to get some wordage in the press.
However, it appears that one major name in the video games industry is not looking to engage in this year's conference. 2K Games, publisher for titles such as Bioshock: Infinite, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblvion and Borderlands will not be present. This is a pretty major announcement from the acclaimed publisher, as it implies that they have nothing to put on display. All of that said, 2K is a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive, who owns developer Rockstar Games. Considering Rockstar is currently in the middle of creating Grand Theft Auto V, it is likely that Take-Two wants to focus all their attention on the game.
The post which announces 2K's upheaval from the E3 show lineup notes that while they won't be present, they still have big plans.
"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."