Today will mark the end of BlizzCon 2020, and while the conference is canceled for obvious reasons, Blizzard has confirmed that we will receive an online replacement early next year. Today, president J Allen Brack held a ‘fire party chat’ regarding the current state of the company’s games and confirmed that Digital BlizzCon will be free.
“We want it to be a big virtual celebration,” Brack said, “so BlizzConline will be free to watch and join.” BlizzCon 2021 is set for February 19 and 20 – I don’t think anyone actually calls it ‘BlizzConline’ and as Brack notes, February will coincide with Blizzard’s 30th anniversary.
Blizzard has yet to confirm what we̵7;ll see at the online event, aside from some community-focused stuff like cosplay showcases. In the video, Brack briefly mentions games like Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4, but has not confirmed whether we will be able to see those titles at BlizzCon. But Brack added that “it’s safe to assume we’re exploring other things further out on PCs, consoles and mobile devices.”
For the most part, this video covers Blizzard’s recent and upcoming major releases, such as the upcoming WoW: Shadowlands release date and Hearthstone’s Madness at Darkmoon Faire expansion. Brack also spends a lot of time highlighting the company’s approach to minimizing toxicity on his online multiplayer game portfolio.
Overwatch 2 release date and Diablo 4 release date are still being announced, but we’ll know more soon.