Blizzard Leisure launched the schedule for this yr’s BlizzCon — an online-only occasion dubbed BlizzConline — exhibiting what followers can count on from the two-day digital present. Whereas the BlizzConline 2021 schedule doesn’t provide an excessive amount of element, it seems that each the World of Warcraft and Diablo franchises will likely be a significant focus on the occasion.
BlizzConline will kick off Friday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m. PST with a gap ceremony. In response to the schedule, that may run simply over an hour. The opening ceremony will likely be adopted by a pair of “What’s Subsequent” panels for World of Warcraft and Diablo. Sometimes, these panels at BlizzCon provide further perception into bulletins made in the course of the present’s opening ceremonies.
Whereas we don’t count on a brand new enlargement for World of Warcraft, on condition that Shadowlands simply arrived in November, particulars on an upcoming content material patch could possibly be revealed. Blizzard’s different model of its massively multiplayer on-line recreation, World of Warcraft Traditional, could possibly be a spotlight as properly. Blizzard just lately reportedly surveyed gamers about curiosity in bringing the Burning Campaign enlargement to Traditional.
As for Diablo, we all know that Diablo 4 is within the works, as is Diablo Immortal, the cell model of Blizzard’s motion role-playing recreation. A remake or remaster of Diablo 2 can be reportedly within the works at Blizzard, courtesy of Vicarious Visions, the developer behind current Crash Bandicoot and Tony Hawk’s Professional Skater remakes.
Diablo and World of Warcraft can even be the topic of “Deep Dive” and developer Q&A panels at BlizzConline.
Blizzard’s different properties (Overwatch, Hearthstone, and StarCraft) seem to have a smaller presence on the present. Overwatch 2 will get a behind-the-scenes look on Friday, and Hearthstone would be the topic of a “Deep Dive” that may provide “a more in-depth take a look at what’s coming” to the aggressive card recreation in 2021.
Activision Blizzard set expectations for Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2’s launch dates earlier this month throughout an investor presentation, when it confirmed that neither title is predicted to reach earlier than 2022.
BlizzConline will happen Feb. 19-20, and will likely be free to look at.