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BlizzCon 2024 Has Been Cancelled Confirms Blizzard

Blizzard Entertainment has officially cancelled BlizzCon 2024, though that doesn’t mean the company won’t make appearances at other in-person events throughout the year. While BlizzCon will no longer move forward this year, Blizzard assured fans that it will provide more updates on upcoming projects “over the next few months.”

Blizzard released the news on an official blog post, confirming that BlizzCon 2024 has been cancelled as an in-person event. However, details on World of Warcraft‘s 30th Anniversary are still coming. The company also revealed that it will be present at other events this year including Gamescom 2024, so fans can look forward to that.

The statement provided by Blizzard reads:

“After careful consideration over the last year, we at Blizzard have made the decision not to hold BlizzCon in 2024. 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. While we’re approaching this year differently and as we have explored different event formats in the past, rest assured that we are just as excited as ever to bring BlizzCon back in future years.”

On one hand, it’s good to know that BlizzCon isn’t shutting down for good as it seems like Blizzard still has plans to bring the event back sometime in the future. The annual events typically provide fans with major updates on upcoming releases from the studio, with World of Warcraft and Diablo often using the stage for big announcements.

Blizzard didn’t outright state a reason for why it’s cancelling BlizzCon this year, though fans speculate that the company simply doesn’t have enough to show – at least enough to justify an entire dedicated event.

Blizzard still has a long way to go in the post-launch support of Diablo 4, though the wait for Diablo 5 won’t be as long as Diablo 4, according to the company.

“Our hope is that these experiences – alongside several live-streamed industry events where we’ll keep you up to date with what’s happening in our game universes – will capture the essence of what makes the Blizzard community so special,” Blizzard concluded in its statement.

Source: Blizzard Entertainment

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