BlizzConline 2022 canceled

Author: WoWAnalytica
BlizzConline 2022 canceled
Posted: 27/10/2021

Blizzard has released an official statement officially canceling BlizzConline 2022. Initially, the event has been postponed, and now the company finally announces that it needs to consider the format. Therefore, there will be no convention for which Blizzard was famous and it is not known when and in what form it will return. However, it was assured that important announcements related to the games would still take place.

To the Blizzard community,

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. At this time, we feel the energy it would take to put on a show like this is best directed towards supporting our teams and progressing 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 big role in that going forward. We’re excited about what we’ll do with the event when we revisit it in the future.

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.

We’ll miss seeing you, but don’t worry. We’ll be back together soon.

The very cancellation of one of the most important events in the company equates to the problems that the Blizzard is currently struggling with. Blizzard still plans to systematically inform players about the work on Diablo IV and Overwatch 2. At the moment, these are the two most important products that stand a good chance of breaking the recent losing streak and showing the community that they can still make great games.

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