Blizzard has canceled BlizzCon 2020, aims for online replacement early next year

Not riding a dinosaur.

Remember back in April, when Blizzard said it was still working on BlizzCon even under the threat of the pandemic and hadn’t fully canceled it yet? It’s made the call in a blog post today.

“During this time, we’ve had many discussions about what holding a convention could look like in light of all the health and safety considerations we’d want to make,” the studio says. “We’ve also talked about different paths we could take, and how each one could be complicated by fluctuations in national and local health guidelines in the months ahead. Ultimately, after considering our options, we’ve come to the very difficult decision to not have BlizzCon this year.”

While it’s not going to hold a live or online replacement event in November, Blizz does say it’s working on a way to “channel the BlizzCon spirit and connect with you in some way online, far less impacted by the state of health and safety protocols for mass in-person gatherings.” There are no hard details given here, though it says it’s looking at “sometime early next year” for whatever that turns out to be.

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