Activision Blizzard suspends BlizzCon planning

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by Jeffrey Rousseau

Publisher says decision was made “to reimagine what a BlizzCon event of the future could look like,” makes no mention of scandals or lawsuits

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Today publisher Activision Blizzard announced that it will not host its BlizzConline event, which was previously scheduled for next year.

The company said that it would like to “take the time to reimagine what a BlizzCon event of the future could look like.”

While the post makes no direct reference to recent lawsuits alleging workplace discrimination at Activision Blizzard including instances at BlizzCon, the publisher expressed a commitment to inclusivity going forward.

“Whatever the event looks like in

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