Blizzard Entertainment plans to bring back its fan-favorite annual event, BlizzCon, for 2023 according to a Los Angeles Times interview with company president, Mike Ybarra.
This comes after the company canceled its 2022 event—which was to be held online for the second year in a row—citing that they would be "reimagining" the event moving forward.
Blizzard looks to bring back BlizzCon for 2023
During the last two years, BlizzCon hasn't been able to partake in its usual glitz and glamour. In 2020, Blizzard announced that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they would hold BlizzCon 2021 online, dubbing it "BlizzConline".
The following year, BlizzCon 2022 was expected to undergo the same treatment, however, the fan-beloved event ended up being canceled due to the same pandemic and the ongoing lawsuits against the company. The company later stated that they would be "reimagining" the event moving forward.
Now, less than a year later, more information has been brought forth about the previously yearly event.
"We previously announced we’re taking a pause on BlizzCon while we reimagine it for the future but do want to return to a live event that enables us to celebrate the community," Ybarra told the Los Angeles Times. "We recently hired a new leader of BlizzCon, April McKee, who is hard at work on that plan."
Ybarra later added to his statement by saying "we are committed to bringing back BlizzCon in 2023."
In hindsight, if BlizzCon 2022 would have occurred, the company would have had plenty of topics to discuss. From Dragonflight and Wrath of the Lich King Classic, which are slated to release later this year, to the highly-anticipated Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 which releases on October 4.
It's unknown if and when BlizzCon 2023 will occur, but with so many titles roaming around and a one-year break, Blizzard will surely have much to discuss.