Blizzard reversed and there will be no BlizzConline at the beginning of 2022
Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. is a US video game developer and distributor company based in Irvine, California and founded on February 1, 1994. Well-known and founded originally as Silicon & Synapse in 1991, the company began performing game portabilities for other studies Before developing his own video games in 1993, including Rock N Roll Racing and The Lost Vikings. In 1994 the company was renamed Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., its current name, and soon after it released its first great commercial success, Warcraft: Orcs & Humans. Since then, Blizzard has managed to harvest a great success with the Sagas Warcraft, Diablo and Starcraft, as well as the MMORPG World of Warcraft, becoming a benchmark of real-time strategy and MMORPG. On July 9, 2008, Activision merged with Vivendi Games, including Blizzard in the resulting company, Activision Blizzard, despite Blizzard Entertainment remains independently managed. The company also administers a free service Game through the Internet called Blizzard Battle.net.
As part of an initiative to maintain BlizzCon in the middle of the pandemic, Blizzard Entertainment proposed the BlizzConline. Basically, we talk about the same company video game conference, but with a virtual approach that is already becoming common in the industry. Unfortunately, the next edition, calendarized by February 2022, can not be carried out.
The news was confirmed through an official statement on October 26. There, Blizzard commented that the decision was not easy, but the correct one. Each Blizzcon event requires the effort of several people who share the goal of getting in touch with the players. However, all the above is required in areas of games development and experiences. Especially now that Overwatch 2 is close to reaching the public eye thanks to its Esports League.
Additionally, the Pause of the BlizzConline of February will help to reimaginate the concept of the program. As we know, they are already more than 16 years since the first edition and, since then, many things changed. Blizzard wants to stay at the forefront and innovate in the presentation, pointing to an environment as safe, welcoming and inclusive as possible. For this, communication will play a vital role in the evolution of the concept of Blizzcon.
Now, We will stay without news of all Blizzard games? While there will be no BlizzConline in February 2022, we will have news in the future. There is not a time window for it, so they are probably communicated on sporadic dates or during Sports competencies. What Yes, Blizzard has a handful of news in queue to share with everyone.
Originally, the next edition of the BlizzConline would mix the virtual section with some fanatics meetings. In this way, it was sought to maintain the spirit of the Convention that used to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Of course, everything continued with the sanitary protocols by the Coronavirus (Covid-19).
Blizzard s situation is not the best. In addition to the demands for abuse and harassment, we find that the development of overwatch 2 is still far from ending. This affects the Overwatch League, a contest that had criticism and signs in its latest seasons. With this in mind, it is understandable that there is no BlizzConline soon.