BLIZZCONLINE Postponed Citing Blizzard Looks To Reimagine The Event
As Blizzard previously cancelled their BlizzCon event last May due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic. The plan set in place was to bring an online-only event in early 2022 that they called BlizzConline, but it seems as though we won’t be seeing that event come to fruition either as the company announced that they have decided to postpone that even as well.
Blizzard released a letter to fans explaining that it will be devoting its resources to working on the current slate of projects such Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV.
“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.” reads the letter.
Along with that, it appears that Blizzard is choosing to “revamp” or evolve the event in hopes of finding new ways to bring fans together in better ways. They are also putting their energy into focusing the events are, “safe, welcoming, and inclusive as possible.”
Given the allegations and ongoing lawsuit stemming from the toxic workplace culture, along with the big games they had in development when these legal issues were brought to light, it’s not such a big surprise to see that they are looking to limit their public exposure and look into their events moving forward to hopefully bring the company’s name back into a more positive light.
Blizzard went on to say that they will still be bringing fans new announcements for current and upcoming games, but it may not occur along the same timeline that BlizzConline was supposed to go down. You can read the full letter from Blizzard here.