Event news Goodbye Blizzcon, Blizzard wants to reinvent itself
The BlizzConline 2021 edition, expected for next February, has been finally canceled. In a press release published on its website, Blizzard gives the reasons for such a cancellation and at the same time wants to reassure the players.
- “Imagine what a BlizzConline of the future would look like”
- Overwatch 2, Diablo 4 … the games will not be forgotten
Obviously, if the health crisis had an impact on game releases, it was affecting video game industry meetings. The BlizzCon, the annual conference organized by Blizzard, at which the publisher speaks about its games and projects, has already been postponed: The edition planned for November 2020 this year has been postponed to February 2021. Treatment that should have been similar for the 2021 edition expected in February. It was canceled by Blizzard yesterday.
“Imagine what a BlizzConline of the future would look like”
The editor shared the news through a post published on its official website. In a statement, he said it was a difficult decision, but it was the right one. An initiative that is partly justified as follows:
Every edition of BlizzCon requires the dedication of each and every one of us whose energy lies in the desire to share our creations with our community of players. Today we believe that the energy that is needed for such a meeting must be redirected directly to the support of our teams and the further development of our games.
Blizzard therefore declares that it wants to focus more on its titles than on an event like BlizzCon. An annual meeting that he wants to reinvent:
We’d also like to take the time to imagine what a future BlizzCon might look like. The premiere took place 16 years ago and a lot has changed since then (…) No matter what the event will look like in the future, We also want to make sure it’s as welcoming, safe, and inclusive as possible.
Overwatch 2, Diablo 4 … the games will not be forgotten
After such an event is canceled, it is legitimate to ask the following question: What about game announcements? next to the Community day
Although BlizzConline is no longer running in February, we will continue to make announcements about our games. We pride ourselves on the progress our teams have made and want to share exciting information with you.
So, following this declaration, we can expect major declarations in the months or even weeks to come. During this time we hope to have news about Diablo 4, Diablo Immortal and Overwatch 2 which will remain very quiet. Hearthstone, on the other hand, is set to welcome the third and final expansion of the Year of the Griffin soon, while World of Warcraft has just welcomed patch 9.1.5.
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