BlizzCon 2024 Cancelled Due To Plans Not Lining Up, Promises It Will “Bring BlizzCon Back in Future Years”

Blizzard has announced in a blog post its yearly convention, BlizzCon is no longer happening this year, the company later confirmed to PC Gamer that “this is a Blizzard decision” and was seemingly not an order from their new owner, Microsoft which acquired their parent company Activision Blizzard for $68.9 billion.

Blizzard fans who’ve enjoyed going to the event in previous years shouldn’t worry as the company says the plan to take a break this year was “not made lightly” and they hope to bring back BlizzCon as an event in “future years.” That doesn’t mean you won’t see Blizzard games pop up at other events, as replacement Blizzard to reveal more details of its games at other industry trade shows and conventions like Gamescom with the hope that they “capture the essence of what makes the Blizzard community so special.” To give an idea, Blizzard says fans can expect more news on the launch of World of Warcraft: The War Within and Diablo IV‘s first expansion, Vessel of Hatred.

“After careful consideration over the last year, we at Blizzard have made the decision not to hold BlizzCon in 2024. This decision was not made lightly as BlizzCon remains a very special event for all of us, and we know many of you look forward to it. While we’re approaching this year differently and as we have explored different event formats in the past, rest assured that we are just as excited as ever to bring BlizzCon back in future years,” Blizzard said in a blog post.

The event skipping a year is pretty rare, not counting this year BlizzCon has only missed three of its yearly events. One of those BlizzCons the company missed was in 2020 which was understandable due to the pandemic, the following year was skipped due to a $54 million civil rights lawsuit that alleged an internal culture of misogyny and harassment.