The increasingly bizarre looking and sounding Death Stranding, Hideo Kojima’s first project since exiting Konami, will not be seen at E3 next week. The word comes directly from Kojima himself as he apologizes to his studio’s fans.

You’ll notice that Kojima indicates that he’ll still be at the show. That’s because he’s on a panel hosted by Geoff Keighley at the E3 Coliseum. The panel includes Kojima and Jordan Vogt-Robers, director of Kong: Skull Island and the person working on a movie for Metal Gear Solid.

Death Stranding made an enormous splash at E3 last year, and it’s only continued to carry that momentum further with each appearance since. The game looks completely bizarre, with that Kojima flair for the brilliant and strange intact.

It’ll sell for the PlayStation 4 when it’s ready. We’ll have more on Kojima’s work, Death Stranding and E3 2017 as it comes.