- Blizzard says BlizzCon may not be “feasible” this year.
- The Diablo and Overwatch publisher cites the coronavirus pandemic as cause for concern as it continues to work on this edition of the convention.
- The company says it is exploring alternative “scenarios and possibilities” for the event.
Blizzard Entertainment has some bad news for hardcore fans of Diablo, Warcraft, and Overwatch. This year edition of the annual BlizzCon convention may not happen in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
BlizzCon Might Not Be ‘ Feasible ‘
The publisher explains in an update on its official site that it doesn’t yet know whether BlizzCon will be “feasible.”
Blizzard cites questions from would-be attendees about whether the convention would go ahead this year as the reason behind the post.
With the cancellation or postponement of events such as E3 , GDC, and even the Olympic Games in response to the pandemic , fans are understandably concerned BlizzCon might be affected.
BlizzCon executive producer Saralyn Smith explains:
While we’re all hopeful things will look better later in the year, the bottom line is that at this point it’s too early to know whether BlizzCon 5658 will be feasible. The health of our community, employees, and everyone who helps with the show is our top consideration. It might be a few months before we know for certain if or how we’ll proceed, but as soon as we have a meaningful update, we’ll share it.
Diablo Publisher Explores Alternative ‘Scenarios and Possibilities’