Blizzard nonetheless isn’t internet hosting BlizzCon this yr. In-person conventions proceed to be an iffy prospect around the globe, and Blizzard has confirmed that there will probably be no BlizzCon in 2021. Instead, we’ll get one other occasion related in scope to BlizzConline in early 2022 that’ll be backed up with some smaller in-person gatherings.

Blizzard attributes the cancellation to the issue in getting a global staff of companions collectively to supply the present. “The ongoing complexities and uncertainties of the pandemic have impacted our ability to properly move forward on many of these fronts,” BlizzCon government producer Saralyn Smith says in a blog post, “and ultimately we’re now past the point where we’d be able to develop the kind of event we’d want to create for you in November.”

So sure, it’s about to be one other BlizzConline yr. Smith says “we’re planning a global event for the early part of next year, combining an online show along the lines of our recent BlizzConline with smaller in-person gatherings, and we’ll share more as our plans come together.”

Maybe by then there’ll truly be a Diablo 4 release date or Overwatch 2 release date to stay up for.

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With a scarcity of reports on each of these video games and continued developer turnover on the studio, followers have spent the previous few years coming to phrases with the concept that the Blizzard of at the moment is not the Blizzard they grew up with. There are nonetheless a great deal of proficient builders on the firm able to making wonderful, industry-defining video games – however possibly old-school BlizzCon is higher considered a relic of the previous.

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