A few weeks back we already wrote about Blizzard’s plans to host an online show instead of traditional BlizzCon. Back then we speculated that Blizzard most likely will choose to host their event, offering fans to purchase a virtual ticket. However, yesterday, the company announced that all of the conferences of the event won’t be hidden behind any paywall – BlizzConline will be free to watch for everyone!
The news was announced by the president of the company J. Allen Brack who sat down in front of the camera and reviewed all of the things that happened throughout the year.
It’s worth pointing out that every year Blizzard served some digital goodies for all the owners of virtual tickets, so it will be interesting to see what will happen this year. Some players are trying to collect all of these from all the previous years, but currently, it’s unclear whether everyone will get something or this time digital loot will cost a few bucks. In any case, we hope to learn more about it in the coming months.
On other news, in his Fireside talk, J. Allen Brack shared a few interesting details about the current situation over at Blizzard. He said that almost 95 percent of Blizzard’s employees are currently working from home and that’s why there were slight delays in game development. However, he assured fans that all the upcoming games including Diablo IV, Diablo Immortal, Overwatch 2 are coming together nicely, so we hope to hear some news about these in the upcoming BlizzConline.
Moreover, J. Allen Brack also casually mentioned a few upcoming and yet unannounced projects that might get their big reveal during the online celebration. We won’t try to speculate and our only guess for this year is that players will get something related to the StarCraft franchise… We’ll see if our guess is accurate on February 19-20th, 2021.