Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Blizzard is bringing back BlizzCon in 2023

It’s been a few years since Blizzard hosted a live version of BlizzCon (its fan convention), but it sounds like that’s going to change in 2023.The company is known for huge franchises such as World of Warcraft and Diablo“committed to bringing back BlizzCon in 2023,” Blizzard boss Mike Ybarra told Los Angeles Times.

“We previously announced that we would be suspending BlizzCon while reimagining it for the future, but we really wanted to return to a live event that would allow us to celebrate the community,” Ybarra said. “We recently hired April McKee, the new leader of BlizzCon, and he’s hard at work on the plan. … We’re committed to bringing back BlizzCon in 2023.”

It was unclear when the incident occurred, and Activision Blizzard did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The company last hosted a live BlizzCon in November 2019, but the 2020 and 2021 iterations were canceled due to COVID-19. While it did host a virtual “BlizzCon” event in 2021, a planned 2022 version of the event was put on hold after allegations of the company’s toxic work culture came to light last year.

BlizzCon isn’t the only big gaming event set to return next year. E3 didn’t take place at all this June, but the Entertainment Software Association is planning to bring it back as a physical and digital event 2023. Geoff Keighley’s Summer Gaming Fest will also return digitally and in-person, sparking a potential clash of summer gaming sessions.

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