Blizzard pulls BlizzCon for 2012, to return in 2013

By Johnny Cullen, Wednesday, 25 January 2012 14:10 GMT

Blizzard’s said it won’t be hosting BlizzCon in Anaheim, California this year due to the company’s “jam-packed schedule.”

The full quote provided by Blizzard was: “In light of our jam-packed schedule, we’ve decided to hold the next BlizzCon in 2013.”

The World Championships, which typically take place at BC, will still take place, however. Locations on that and BlizzCon 2013 will be announced soon.

Blizzard currently has Diablo III for an early 2012 launch, as well as the currently undated StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm and the next World of Warcraft expansion Mists of Pandaria, plus upcoming MMO Titan.

In fact, Blizzard VP Rob Pardo said two years ago that Titan wouldn’t be announced until this year at least. BlizzCon, for all intents and purposes, would very likely have been the place that unveiled it.

Last year’s BlizzCon seen new Diablo III and Heart of the Swarm content unveiled, as well as Pandaria’s formal announcement.

We’ve emailed the company for a more detailed statement.

Thanks, WoW Insider, Massively.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.




BlizzCon 2012

BlizzCon 2013

  • Blink-182 to play a show at Blizzcon

    It has been revealed that next weekend (November 8 and 9) at Blizzcon down in Anaheim, CA, Blink-182 will play at the conventions closing event. Blizzard says this will be “epic “You can’t still buy tickets, but you could purchase a pass for the livestreams. Let us know if you’re going to be at the […]

  • First round of BlizzCon tickets on sale now

    The first round of tickets for BlizzCon are now available for purchase on the BlizzCon site. Tickets for the two day event held in Anaheim, California which starts November 8 are $175. For those not ready to purchase tickets yet, another round of tickets go on sale on April 27 at 10am, courtesy of Shack […]