BlizzConline postponed because Blizzard wants to “reimagine” the event

Due to COVID-related reasons, Blizzard cancelled this year’s Blizzard Carnival in May. The plan was originally scheduled to be reconvened as an online-only event in early 2022, called BlizzConline, but the company also decided to postpone the event.

In a letter to fans (You can read here), Blizzard explained that it would rather devote resources to current projects, we know that these projects include “Overwatch 2” and “Diablo IV.”

“At this time, we feel that the energy required to host such a show is best used to support our team and promote the development of our games and experience.” Read the letter.

Blizzard also hopes to develop the event as a whole to find new and/or better ways to bring fans together. The company also stated that it wants to focus on making the event feel “as safe, welcoming and inclusive as possible.”This special promise feels like right Recently reappeared videos World of Warcraft live Q&A from the 2010 Blizzard Carnival. A female player asked the all-male developer team if the female actors in the game could wear less revealing costumes. She was publicly ridiculed by employees (including the now-expelled president, J. Allen Brack).

Blizzard ended the letter by assuring fans that new announcements for current and upcoming games will still be released. Just don’t expect to hear them within the time frame of BlizzConline.

As many of us may know, Activision Blizzard has been fighting multiple state and federal lawsuits over its abusive workplace culture in the past few months, especially its treatment of women and marginalized employees. . The company recently agreed to a settlement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Blizzard also revealed the new name of Overwatch McRae, a character once named after a former employee who was considered an abuser in the lawsuit.