BlizzCon 2024 has been canceled, Blizzard announces

by Danny Craig  · 
BlizzCon 2024 has been canceled, Blizzard announces
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Blizzard has confirmed that it will not be holding BlizzCon this year but that the physical event could return in the future.

The details:

  • The publisher announced the cancellation of its annual event in a post on its website but did not explain why it made the decision. “After careful consideration over the last year, we at Blizzard have made the decision not to hold BlizzCon in 2024,” Blizzard wrote. “This decision was not made lightly as BlizzCon remains a very special event for all of us, and we know many of you look forward to it.”

  • Blizzard added that it is "just as excited as ever" to bring the event back in the future and that it will be present at other trade shows like Gamescom to showcase its upcoming titles and expansions. Announcements for World of Warcraft: The War Within and Diablo IV's first expansion, Vessel of Hatred, will also be made “over the next few months,” and “multiple, global, in-person events” are planned for the 30th anniversary of the Warcraft franchise.

  • BlizzCon began in 2005 and featured panels, previews, and announcements for Blizzard's titles, as well as the opportunity to test out games before release. Last year's BlizzCon marked the return to an in-person format after being canceled in 2020, transitioning to a digital-only event in 2021, and being canceled again in 2022 after allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination at the company surfaced.

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