Blizzard have cancelled BlizzConline 2022 and said they’ll instead be focusing on “progressing development” for upcoming games like Overwatch 2.
However, on October 26, 2021, Blizzard cancelled the event, explaining that the time and energy spent putting it on would be better suited elsewhere.
BlizzConline 2022 cancelled
“At this time, we feel the energy it would take to put on a show like this is best directed towards supporting our teams and progressing development of our games and experiences,” they wrote.
The developer also said they want to “reimagine what a BlizzCon event of the future could look like.”
“Whatever the event looks like in the future, we also need to ensure that it feels as safe, welcoming, and inclusive as possible,” they continued. “We’re committed to continual communication with our players, and we see BlizzCon playing a big role in that going forward.”
When will the next BlizzCon be?
“One more thing we wanted to make clear: even though we aren’t holding BlizzConline in February, we’ll still be making announcements and updates for our games,” Blizzard added.
While disappointing to some fans, BlizzConline 2022 could still happen later on in the year. After everything that’s gone on at Blizzard in 2021, really focusing on the development of upcoming games like Overwatch 2 might not be a bad idea.