Blizzard Entertainment Cancels BlizzConline 2022 Amid Ongoing Scandal
Blizzard Entertainment has cancelled the BlizzConline digital event scheduled for February 2022 as the company tries to regroup and refocus amid the ongoing investigations and lawsuit that the company is facing.
“Any BlizzCon event takes every single one of us to make happen, an entire-company effort, fueled by our desire to share what we create with the community we care about so much,” announced the company. “At this time, we feel the energy it would take to put on a show like this is best directed towards supporting our teams and progressing development of our games and experiences.”
“Additionally, we would also like to take the time to reimagine what a BlizzCon event of the future could look like,” they added. “Whatever the event looks like in the future, we also need to ensure that it feels as safe, welcoming, and inclusive as possible. We’re committed to continual communication with our players, and we see BlizzCon playing a big role in that going forward.”
In the meantime, it’s business as usual for the studio and its dev teams. “[. . .] Even though we aren’t holding BlizzConline in February, we’ll still be making announcements and updates for our games. We’re proud of our teams and the progress they’ve made across our games. We have a lot of exciting upcoming news and releases to share with you. You’ll continue hearing about those through our franchise channels, with the talented people on the BlizzCon team playing a part in supporting these efforts.”
More information can be found on the Blizzard official site.