BlizzConline 2022 is canceled

Blizzard plans to create another event in the meantime.
Published by MarK, on .

BlizzCon 2022, planned for February in a digital format called BlizzConline 2022, has been cancelled, according to an announcement by Blizzard Entertainment on Tuesday. There is no reprogramming date, but the developer intends to 'reinvent' BlizzCon in this period and create another event.

The statement says, in part:

Any BlizzCon event requires each of us to happen, a company-wide effort fueled by our desire to share what we create with the community we care so much about. Right now, we feel that the energy needed to put on a show like this is better directed towards supporting our teams and progressing in the development of our games and experiences.

In addition, we would also like to take the time to re-imagine what a BlizzCon event of the future would look like. The first BlizzCon was held 16 years ago and a lot has changed since then - most notably the many ways in which players and communities can come together and feel a part of something bigger. Whatever the event looks like in the future, we also need to ensure that it is as safe, welcoming and inclusive as possible. We are committed to continuous communication with our players and we see BlizzCon playing a big role in that process. We are excited about what we will do with the event when we revisit it in the future.

Blizzard will still advertise for their games despite the cancellation. Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 are still in development and none of the games have a release date. Blizzard also maintains live service games like World of Warcraft, and we'll likely hear more about updates like Patch 9.2 in the current Shadowlands expansion.

Source: Blizzard
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