According to pcgamesn.com, today would’ve marked the finale of BlizzCon 2020. While the convention’s cancelled for obvious reasons, Blizzard has confirmed that we’re getting an online replacement for early next year. Monday, president J Allen Brack hosted a ‘fireside chat’ addressing the current state of the company’s games, and confirmed that the digital BlizzCon will be free.
“We want it to be a big, virtual celebration,” Brack says, “so BlizzConline will be free to watch and engage in.” The BlizzCon 2021 dates are set for February 19 and 20 – I don’t think anyone’s actually calling it ‘BlizzConline’ out there and as Brack notes, February will coincide with Blizzard’s 30th anniversary.
You can check out the Fireside Chat here:
While BlizzCon is usually one of my most anticipated cons of the year, the last couple have been disappointments, failing to deliver more than predicted according to analysts. In 2018 fans actually booed Blizzard developers as they revealed a lackluster Diablo Immortal for mobile platforms. 2019 brought about announcements for Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4, but little more. Perhaps a virtual convention will not only allow more fans to be included, but also breathe life into the con itself. This could be seen as a fresh reboot for the gaming company and potentially pave the way for future cons to be even better.
Blizzard has not yet confirmed what we’ll see during the convention. However, fans are chomping at the bit for something new and exciting from the gaming company. This virtual con is Blizzard’s chance to really channel their inner Leroy Jenkins and wow the fans. Make 2021 a year worth waiting for, and give fans the BlizzCon of a lifetime!
If you’re looking for some new Blizzard content, World of Warcraft’s Shadowlands expansion will be here in just under three weeks, set to release on November 23. Hopefully that will hold fans over until BlizzCon in February.
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Until next time, stay geeky, my friends!