Blizzard Entertainment has announced that the online-only BlizzCon 2021 convention will be free for all viewers.
The annual event was originally scheduled for earlier this year, but was later cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The company has since announced that the convention would return in February next year as an online-only event titled BlizzConline.
It has now been confirmed that the digital event will run from February 19-20, 2021, and will be free-to-watch online for all everyone, as announced in a recent Fireside Chat video with company president, J. Allen Brack.
You can watch the full Fireside Chat below:
While details on the event itself are few, fans can expect updates and announcements on current nd upcoming games from the company. Both Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV were revealed during the 2019 show, but details on both projects have been scarce since their initial unveiling, suggesting the next show could bring substantial updates.
In previous years, the show has consisted not only of announcements, but also developer Q&A sessions, panels, cosplay competitions and playable demos for attendees at the physical event. It’s unclear whether all these elements will be incorporated into the online show, however, multiple contents have already been confirmed on the event’s official site.
DC recently embraced an online-only convention with its FanDome event, after Comic-Con was also cancelled due to coronavirus. The weekend-long event introduced two new games, Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League and Gotham Knights.
Blizzard Entertainment also plans to close 2020 with a substantial update to World Of Warcraft with a major expansion called Shadowlands. The highly anticipated content update arrives on November 23.