Blizzard cancels BlizzCon, once again, due to pandemic

Blizzard Entertainment has canceled its BlizzCon in-person event, in the second consecutive year, due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Overwatch 2 publisher won’t be conducting the BlizzCon event in 2021. Instead, it will move further with an online show. It will happen early next year.

BlizzCon canceled: What to expect now?

While sharing the news with its fans, Blizzard said that the in-person event is extraordinary. But unfortunately, they won’t be doing it this year.

Saralyn Smith, an executive for BlizzCon, told on the official website that due to the Coronavirus, they had canceled it.

“The ongoing complexities and uncertainties of the pandemic have impacted our ability to move forward on many of these fronts properly, and ultimately we’re now past the point where we’d be able to develop the kind of event we’d want to create; for you in November.”

After 2020, this is the second consecutive year BlizzCon won’t be happening due to COVID-19’s impact.

As an alternative, the company may come up with an online show just like BlizzConline earlier this year in February.

For 2022, the team will indeed plan something similar (or bigger).

BlizzConline was announced last September with its details. So one can assume that the next show may get a reveal later this year as well.

Speaking of Blizzard’s ongoing projects then its primary focus at the moment is Overwatch 2. Showcased the first gameplay footage from the sequel last week.

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Video games in 2021

Meanwhile, die-hard gaming enthusiasts are looking forward to multiple releases in this calendar because many titles are coming out!

When it comes to the most-awaited potential blockbusters, then there is Halo Infinite, STALKER 2, and Far Cry 6.

Horizon Forbidden West, Dying Light 2, Deathloop, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, and GhostWire: Tokyo is also anticipated.

But that’s not it!

The vast line-up extends further with the likes of No More Heroes 3, Little Devil Inside, Humankind, and New World.

Psychonauts 2, Stray, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, Scarlet Nexus, and Shadow Warrior 3 are other crucial launches.

Several recently announced projects making a debut soon are The Day Before, Glitchpunk, and Etched Memories.

Coming back to BlizzCon 2021, again, then currently, there’s no detail available about the alternative event that will replace it.

What are your thoughts about all the major games arriving later this year? Are you excited and hyped for them?

And which one is on the top of your wish list?

Drop your reactions and any other suggestion you have on our social media handle on Twitter at @MICKYNewsOz.

 

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