Blizzard has released a statement in regard to the status of BlizzCon 2020, and while the company is remaining hopeful that the event can take place as expected, there’s still a good chance that it may not be possible. The company claims that it’s still actively working on its plans, so if things do turn around between now and next fall, the potential for the show to happen is there.
In the recent statement, BlizzCon Exeuctive Producer, Saralyn Smith, explained things in a little more detail.
“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.”
Smith went on to explain that the company is considering a number of different possibilities and scenarios for not only the show, but what the experience would be for those attending the show.
“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.”
On that note, the situation for Blizzcon isn’t exactly dire yet, as the show isn’t planned to take place until November, and a lot can happen between now and then – positive and negative. There has already been a lot of negative impact from games like The Last of Us 2 being delayed to Microsoft’s decision to go all digital for the next year and a half, so if Blizzcon can actually happen, it would be a nice breath of fresh air for all of us.