BlizzCon, Blizzard Entertainment’s annual convention showcasing their upcoming games, has taken a break in recent years. It was canceled in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic and returned as an online show in 2021. The latter was canceled last year because Blizzard wanted to “reconsider what a BlizzCon event of the future might look like.”
Allegations of sexual misconduct, wrongful death and discrimination against Activision Blizzard probably didn’t help either. Nevertheless, last year the company talked about bringing BlizzCon back in 2023.
President Mike Ybarra has since responded on Twitter, “Okay, okay … yes, I see all the questions about BlizzCon. You’ll hear more in the next ~2 weeks. We’re excited, we have a lot to show and celebrate together. I can’t wait.”
As such, Blizzard’s titles have seen plenty of updates on their own and during last year’s Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase. Diablo 4 will be released on June 6, with a livestream focused on seasons, cosmetics and the Battle Pass scheduled for May 10. Overwatch 2 is in the middle of Season 4, with plans for the future yet to be revealed. World of Warcraft’s Dragonflight expansion also continues to receive updates.
Other than returning as a physical event, what could BlizzCon offer? Time will tell, so stay tuned for more details.