Nintendo explains why it didn’t show Metroid Prime 4 on its Nintendo Direct.

Last year Nintendo announced that Metroid Prime 4 was in short and timid development at E3 2017, and since then we’ve been wondering what it will look like and how it will play. But this year there has been no sign of the new installment at this year’s E3.

And because? Well, it seems that because it is not yet ready to show itself to the world.

Game Informer has been speaking with Nintendo of America Marketing Manager Bill Trinen and Localization Manager Nate Bihldorff about the game’s absence from the show.

Nintendo explains why it didn’t show Metroid Prime 4 on its Nintendo Direct

“I think the important thing is that, as people will have realized by now, we show things that we think are ready to show,” Trinen said. “And when we think we are ready to teach Metroid Prime, we will teach Metroid Prime.”

Trinen says Nintendo often shows games that will arrive relatively early at shows like this one. Last year, considering it was the console’s first year, “we saw things that were maybe for a little later.”

Nintendo explains why it didn’t show Metroid Prime 4 on its Nintendo Direct

At the moment nothing more is known about Metroid Prime 4, beyond the fact that it is not being developed by Retro Studios, but, according to the information we handle at SamaGame, Bandai Namco Singapore.