Blizzard Entertainment released the schedule for this year’s BlizzCon – an online event called BlizzConline – which shows what fans can expect from the two – day digital show. While the schedule for BlizzConline 2021 does not provide too much detail, it seems that both World of Warcraft and the Diablo series will be a major focus of the event.
BlizzConline starts on Friday the 19th. February at 14 PST with an opening ceremony. According to the schedule, it will take a little over an hour. The opening ceremony will be followed by a couple of “What’s Next”
While we do not expect a new expansion for The world of Warcraft, provided that Shadowlands just arrived in november, details of an upcoming content update could be revealed. Blizzard’s second version of its massive multiplayer online game, World of Warcraft Classic, can also be a focus. Blizzard has recently reportedly surveyed players about the interest in bringing Burning Crusade extension to Classical.
As for Diablo, we know that Diablo 4 is at work, as it is Diablo Immortal, the mobile version of Blizzard’s action role-playing game. A remake or remaster of Diablo 2 is reportedly also in the works on Blizzard, with permission from Vicarious Visions, the developer behind recent Crash Bandicoot and Tony Hawks Pro Skater remakes.
Diablo and World of Warcraft will also be the subject of “Deep Dive” and the developer’s question and answer panels on BlizzConline.
Blizzard’s other features (Overwatch, Hearthstone and StarCraft) seem to have a smaller presence on the show. Overwatch 2 will get a glimpse behind the scenes on Friday, and Hearthstone will be the subject of a “Deep Dive” that will give “a closer look at what’s coming” to the competitive card game in 2021.
Activision Blizzard set expectations Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2launch date earlier this month during an investor presentation, as it confirmed that none of the titles are expected to arrive before 2022.
BlizzConline will take place February 19 – 20 and will be free to watch.