Blizzard will ‘pause’ plans for a web based BlizzCon occasion in 2022
The pandemic canceled BlizzCon 2021, and it seems that a deliberate on-line occasion subsequent yr from Blizzard may even be a scratch. An uncredited weblog publish says, “We’ve determined to take a step again and pause on planning the beforehand introduced BlizzConline occasion scheduled for early subsequent yr.”
It didn’t particularly cite a motive, however after revelations surfaced about an organization tradition rife with sexual harassment and discrimination, the final a number of months have seen an worker walkout, the departure of president J. Allan Brack, and a number of other competing investigations.
Most lately, Blizzard renamed the cowboy hero in Overwatch to Cole Cassidy. The worker the character bought his title from was certainly one of a number of high-profile departures following the submitting of a sexual harassment lawsuit. He was additionally pictured in a room dubbed the “Cosby Suite” throughout an earlier BlizzCon occasion.
Now, Blizzard says that it nonetheless sees a task for BlizzCon in speaking with its gamers, saying after 16 years, “we might additionally wish to take the time to reimagine what a BlizzCon occasion of the longer term may appear to be.”