Blizzard is hosting a digital version of its annual BlizzCon showcase in February 2021. Earlier this year the company decided to cancel its annual event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Blizzard announced the digital BlizzCon 2021 showcase on its blog calling it BlizzConline. The event is set to run between 19-20 February.
The news is surprising especially given the move into 2021. It means gamers must not expect any new Blizzard games in 2020 except for the upcoming World of Warcraft: Shadowlands expansion pack. Fans will have to wait until 2021 to get big updates on their favourite Blizzard games including Overwatch 2, Diablo IV and more.
The company did not share any other information on next year’s event only saying they “still have a lot of planning to do”. The company says it will be hosting a special Community Showcase as part of BlizzConline which encompasses a cosplay competition exhibition, art contest, digital storytelling contest, talent spotlight and more.
You can find out more about these Community Showcase events including entry requirements and deadlines over on the official site.
Given the busy months we have coming up, it makes sense for Blizzard to stay low until 2021 and showcase its upcoming games in the new year. However, expect another quarterly update from the Diablo IV development team in the coming weeks. In addition, fans can look forward to the release of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands on 27 October 2020.
Catch up on the latest trailer down below.