After canceling the BlizzCon 2021 and announcing plans for an event that will take place at the beginning of 2022, Blizzard Entertainment announced this week that will not carry out that event either. He has put a pause in the planning of the previously announced BlizzConline, the company announced on Tuesday, and instead will focus on supporting the development teams and working on the games and experiences that has already planned. This change of strategy was announced in particular in the midst of an ongoing demand against Activision Blizzard, as well as other related investigations.
A date was not established for the iteration of a BlizzCon event in 2022, but it will not happen now anyway. Blizzard announced his revised plans, or the lack of Blizzcon s plans, for next year in a publication at the company s site.
Any Blizzk event requires each and every one of us to happen, an effort of the entire company, driven by our desire to share what we create with the community that matters so much, Blizzard said. At this time, we feel that the energy that would be needed to assemble a show like this is better aimed at supporting our teams and progressing on the development of our games and experiences».
Blizzard also talked about how much the community and things have changed and things in the course of BlizzCons since the first one was held 16 years ago. He said he plans to make future events safe, welcoming and inclusive, although these objectives will be implemented considering that the operations are paused at this time.
Whatever the aspect of the event in the future, we must also make sure you feel as safe, welcoming and inclusive as possible, Blizzard said. We are committed to continuous communication with our players, and we see that Blizzcon will play an important role in that in the future. We are excited about what we will do with the event when we return to visit it in the future.
Speaking that the future iterations of the Blizzk are safer and more inclusive was the closest publication to refer to any of the current events within Blizzard. While it is reasonable to imagine that the time saved in the planning will be dedicated to focus on games, demand and research ongoing will probably hinder the promotion of a focused event in which the company is being examined so thoroughly as Blizzard at this time.
For those who still expect to receive ads on games such as overwatch 2, Diablo IV, and other Blizzard projects, the company said that you will still have more advertisements and updates of games to share even without a Blizzk or BlizzConline next year.