One of the biggest names in gaming — Blizzard — will not be present for this year’s Gamescom,as announced in a statement on their official site earlier this week.
This will be the first time in recent years that Blizzard will be pulling out of Europe’s premier gaming industry convention.
Traditionally, they have used Gamescom as a platform for announcements on new releases for their various games, such as Overwatch or Heroes of the Storm.
The lack of any significant content announcements may be a good alibi for them not being in Cologne, Germany this year. And the lack of content could be pointed toward Blizzard’s internal reorganisation of its staff earlier this year.
“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,” the statement read. “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. ”
Naturally, Blizzard’s very own convention, BlizzCon, will still take place on November 1 and 2 at Anaheim Convention Centre later in the year. In which case, expect all their biggest announcements to be unveiled then.
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