Blizzard waves goodbye to Gamescom 2019

Blizzard waves goodbye to Gamescom 2019

Blizzard waves goodbye to Gamescom 2019

Gamescom is one of the world’s largest videogame show, bringing game developers from across the globe to Cologne Germany to interact with both consumers and other developers. 

Blizzard has announced that the company plans to skip Gamescom 2019, an event where the studio would typically reveal new content for their existing games as well as progress reports on their future projects. While the Blizzard merch will be available at the Gamescom shopping area, the studio itself will be absent. 

The studio has stated that they will miss Gamescom to enable the company to maintain its focus on the development of their existing games and future projects, but reading between the lines seems to indicate that Blizzard would have little to show off at the event if they attended.

Below is Blizzard’s official statement on the matter;


    As part of a renewed effort this year to maintain our focus on development, for our current games and our future projects, we won’t have a booth at gamescom 2019. The show is an important one for the European and global gaming community, and we’re going to miss meeting players in Cologne this year. You’ll still be able to find Blizzard gear in the gamescom 2019 shop area, and we’re looking forward to returning to the gamescom show floor in the future. We’re also looking forward to sharing more details about the projects we’re currently working on when the time is right.

   

Blizzard waves goodbye to Gamescom 2019  

At previous Gamescom events, Blizzard has released new shorts for their Overwatch heroes, World of Warcraft characters, announced/released new maps/content for their games and have made some of their games playable for the first time. 

Skipping Gamescom this year is likely due to Blizzard’s lack of mainline releases in 2019, with the studio having no new World of Warcraft expansion to hype up, Overwatch heroes to showcase or new games to reveal. With this in mind, it makes sense that Blizzard doesn’t want to appear at the event, as simply put they will have very little to showcase. 

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