Blizzard has made the decision to cancel the 2022 edition of BlizzCon. So the once-a-year conference won’t take place next year, as the studio explained that it happened ” difficult decision “.
It passed from BlizzCon in 2022
“Every BlizzCon requires the effort of each one of us, effort from the entire company, fueled by our desire to share what we create with the community we love so much. At the moment, we believe that the energy needed to organize such an event is best used to support our teams and enhance the development of our games and experiences.”And explain Blizzard.
The studio didn’t say a specific reason, but after revealing a company culture marked by sexual harassment and discrimination, the past few months have been marked by employee departures, including the departure of president Alain Braque. There are also several investigations underway.
But dropping BlizzCon 2022 doesn’t mean it’s the final end of the agreement. Blizzard in particular makes it clear that it will continue to make announcements related to its games. As the studio adds: “We would also like to take the time to reimagine what BlizzCon could look like in the future.”. He notes that a lot has changed since the first conference 16 years ago, especially when it comes to communicating with players. “No matter what the event looks like in the future, we also need to make sure it is as safe, welcoming and inclusive as possible.”, says the company.