Bad news: there wouldn’t be a BlizzCon 2020. At least on the physical space.
Blizzard will still hold its annual fan convention in Anaheim this coming November, but it may be cancelled if the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing. Can’t have huge crowd gatherings if it’s a virus that can spread through physical contact, right?
Our guess? If the pandemic is still ongoing, the event will be done online. So all your new info on Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV will be livestreamed on Blizzard’s Irvine, California offices.
Here’s anofficial statement from the company:
“While we’re all hopeful things will look better later in the year, the bottom line is that at this point it’s too early to know whether BlizzCon 2020 will be feasible. The health of our community, employees, and everyone who helps with the show is our top consideration. It might be a few months before we know for certain if or how we’ll proceed, but as soon as we have a meaningful update, we’ll share it.
We do want to mention that prior to the recent events we had been actively working to finalize our plans and in fact are still doing so, despite the workplace changes we’ve now made at Blizzard. That includes considering a range of scenarios and possibilities, not just in terms of the show, but also regarding what the experience would be for you. We know BlizzCon also involves preparation on your part, so we’ll do our best to provide as much clarity as we can, as quickly as we can.”