Saints Row, Dead Island, Metro, and TimeSplitters will not appear at Summer Game Fest or E3 2021.
This news comes from publisher Deep Silver, which explains that these beloved franchises will be absent from parent company Koch Media’s E3 showcase. It added that these games will not appear “at any other E3 event.”
Our parent company @KochMedia_HQ is making an announcement as part of #SummerGamesFest on June 11. For your peace of mind, you won’t see Dead Island, Saints Row, Metro or TimeSplitters there (or at any other E3 2021 event). We’ll let you know when we have news to share.
& mdash; Deep Silver (@deepsilver) June 4, 2021
This comes as a surprise to many fans, as some have been expecting a reveal for the new Saints Row game that has been in development for quite some time. Besides that, Dead Island 2, was made in the better part of the last decade, rumored to show up at E3 2021. First revealed at E3 2014 and later changed developers from Yager Development to Sumo Digital and then Dambuster Studios.
Recently, Deep Silver announced the revival of TimeSplitters, noting that Free Radical will be revamped to develop a new game in the series. As part of the announcement, the publisher explained the game has yet to begin development, so it’s no surprise that it will skip E3 2021. Besides, Metro Exodus, Most recent entry in the series loạt, was released in 2019 and while it’s likely a new game is in the making, it’s still too early to have anything to show at E3.
While these beloved franchises don’t show up, Koch Media has plenty of hidden assets, so fans will still have plenty of revelations to look forward to this summer.
Koch Media will be hosting an E3 2021 showcase at noon Pacific Time on July 11th.