Blizzard Cancels Blizzcon for 2012, Will Return Next Year
Every fall, Blizzard fans from around the world gather in Anaheim, CA to see just what Blizzard has on tap for the coming year at Blizzcon. Well, every fall except this one. Blizzard has just announced that they will not be holding Blizzcon this fall.
Before you panic, there’s definitely a reason behind this. Blizzard also announced today that they will be holding this year’s Battle.net World Championship in Asia towards the end of the year. The simple fact is that Blizzard pretty much just doesn’t have time to put together a massive conference, run an international e-sports competition and oh by the way release Diablo 3, a WoW expansion and a Starcraft 2 expansion. In a blog post, Blizzard had this to say:
We’re also heavily focused on getting Diablo III, Mists of Pandaria, and Heart of the Swarm into players’ hands as soon as possible. In light of our jam-packed schedule, we’ve decided to hold the next BlizzCon in 2013.
No doubt this is a huge letdown for Blizzard fans everywhere, but cheer up – Blizzard says that Blizzcon will return in 2013. Until then, bring on the Pandas!
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