BlizzCon which is a very sacred event for Blizzard might be canceled this year for the third time since 2005. The event is used to announce new Blizzard projects, updates on previous projects and future plans are shared.
BlizzCon 2020 might be suspended this year due to COVID-19
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 2020 will be feasible,” BlizzCon executive producer Saralyn Smith wrote in an update.
“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.”
Chances of being canceled?
Well, certainly there is no doubt that BlizzCon is probably going to be canceled. The Coronavirus pandemic has forced all countries around the globe to issue a complete lockdown. One cannot host an event and think people might come. Similarly, thousands of people die in a single day alone in Europe. BlizzCon was set to be held in the US this year. However, if we look at US COVID-19 stats.
COVID-19 in U.S.
464,865 cases are confirmed, and 16,498 people have died. Similarly, all states in the U.S. have declared a state of emergency, so there is that. Lastly, E3 was also canceled this year, for the first time in 25 years.
ESA was first very delighted to tell everyone it is advancing rapidly despite COVID-19. Afterward, they delayed it, and then completely suspended it. Meaning Digital event (Online) will not happen either.
The company official also explained that they are considering the options viable.”We do want to mention that prior to the recent events we had been actively working to finalize our plans and in fact are still doing so, despite the workplace changes we’ve now made at Blizzard,” Smith wrote. “That includes considering a range of scenarios and possibilities, not just in terms of the show, but also regarding what the experience would be for you. We know BlizzCon also involves preparation on your part, so we’ll do our best to provide as much clarity as we can, as quickly as we can.”
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