There Will Be No BlizzCon Any Time Soon!

Activision Blizzard didn’t just stop the in-person BlizzCon events due to the coronavirus global pandemic. The publisher pulled the rug from under the online events, too.


Until now, Activision Blizzard planned to hold a BlizzConline in early 2022. However, the publisher scrubbed these plans after this announcement: “We’ve decided to take a step back and pause on planning the previously announced BlizzConline event scheduled for early next year. This was a tough decision for all of us to make, but it’s the right one. Any BlizzCon event takes every single one of us to make happen, an entire-company effort fueled by our desire to share what we create with the community we care about so much. We feel the energy it would take to put on a show like this is best directed towards supporting our teams and progressing the development of our games and experiences.

Additionally, we would also like to take the time to reimagine what a BlizzCon event of the future could look like. The first BlizzCon was held 16 years ago, and so much has changed in the time since—most notably, the multiple ways in which players and communities can come together and feel like they are a part of something bigger. Whatever the event looks like in the future, we also need to ensure that it feels as safe, welcoming, and inclusive as possible. We’re committed to continual communication with our players, and we see BlizzCon playing a significant role in that going forward. We’re excited about what we’ll do with the event when we revisit it in the future,” Activision Blizzard (ActiBlizz onwards) wrote.

However, it doesn’t mean they will stop revealing new information about their upcoming games, such as Diablo IV and Overwatch 2: “One more thing we wanted to make clear: even though we aren’t holding BlizzConline in February, we’ll still be making announcements and updates for our games. We’re proud of our teams and the progress they’ve made across our games. We have a lot of exciting upcoming news and releases to share with you. You’ll continue hearing about those through our franchise channels, with the talented people on the BlizzCon team playing a part in supporting these efforts.”

And a side note: ActiBlizz’ request to pause the lawsuit filed against it by California’s Department of Fair Employment and housing has been rejected…

Source: WCCFTech

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