BlizzCon 2022, which was to take place in February and be a largely virtual event alongside small, in-person gatherings, has been cancelled. The decision comes amidst ongoing lawsuits and investigations alleging widespread sexual harassment and discrimination at Activision Blizzard.
Blizzard says that the energy usually dedicated to putting on the yearly convention will instead be put towards “supporting our teams and progressing development of our games and experiences.”
With no BlizzCon for next year, Blizzard will also take the extra time to “reimagine” what the event could look like.
“The first BlizzCon was held 16 years ago, and so much has changed in the time since–most notably, the multiple ways in which players…