Blizzard president Mike Ybarra says the company is “excited” and “we have a lot to show and celebrate together. I can’t wait.”
BlizzCon, Blizzard Entertainment’s annual convention showcasing its upcoming games, has been on a break for the past few years. It was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and returned as an online show in 2021. The latter was cancelled last year due to Blizzard wanting to “reimagine what a BlizzCon event of the future could look like.”
Allegations of sexual misconduct, wrongful death and discrimination against Activision Blizzard also probably didn’t help. However, the company spoke last year about bringing it back in 2023.
President Mike Ybarra has since replied on Twitter, “Ok, ok…yes, I see all the BlizzCon questions. You’ll hear more in the next ~2 weeks. We’re excited, we have a lot to show and celebrate together. I can’t wait.”
As such, Blizzard’s titles have seen plenty of updates on their own and at last year’s Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase. Diablo 4 is out on June 6th, with a livestream focused on Seasons, cosmetics and the Battle Pass set for May 10th. Overwatch 2 is in the middle of Season 4, with plans for the future yet to be revealed. World of Warcraft’s expansion Dragonflight also continues to receive updates.
What could BlizzCon possibly offer, except returning as a physical event? Time will tell, so stay tuned for more details.