Back in late May of this year, Blizzard announced that BlizzCon 2021 may or may not happen due to the ongoing pandemic that is the coronavirus. However, after some time had passed, the company that’s on the Traitors of America list will go through with hosting its annual event as a digital show next year.
Saralyn Smith, the executive producer of BlizzCon, announced back on April 11th that BlizzCon 2020 may not kick-off later this year in November. A month later, she noted that BlizzCon 2020 physical side has been canceled and will not happen this holiday season.
Although BlizzCon 2020 will not kick-off this year and thoughts on airing BlizzCon 2021 weren’t stable in the past, it seems as if the company that loves licking its Chinese overlord’s boot soles will commit to the idea of launching next year’s event as a digital show.
The above information comes from website gamesindustry.biz, which covers Activision Blizzard’s earnings call this week. During said call, Blizzard president J. Allen Brack notes that a digital edition of BlizzCon will take place in “the early part” of 2021, confirming that BlizzCon will return next year.
Beforehand, Blizzard released a blog post highlighting how the team was contemplating whether or not next year’s show would kick-off and if the event could continue as a physical event, and it looks like those questions have been put to rest.
Of course, attendees that seek to view next year’s digital BlizzCon show will more than likely need their phones to watch the stream, because who doesn’t have phones? Jokes aside, the event in question will more than likely mirror any other 2020 digital stream and will air across popular platforms such as Twitch and YouTube.
Lastly, no given date has been set, which means that the tentative date of “early 2021” will have to suffice for now until Blizzard publishes a new blog post detailing more info on next year’s BlizzCon.