Sega has announced that it will not have a booth at the major European videogaming convention Gamescom, which is being held in August in Cologne, Germany.
According to a statement to the press from the publisher, "Sega has made the decision not to attend Gamescom this year. Unfortunately the release timing of our 2012 AAA titles and new projects don't work with the mid- August scheduling of the show. The decision will not mean that Sega will never attend Gamescom in the future, this was simply a commercial decision made for 2012."
Sega is not the first company to bow out of Gamescom 2012. THQ and Nintendo also announced they would be skipping the event.