BlizzCon is the premiere event for Blizzard fanatics. An event that perhaps has grown too big for its britches in recent years. Blizzard has decided that in light of the fact they might have 3 games releasing this year: Diablo III, Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm and World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, they will not be hosting a BlizzCon this year. I’ve personally never been to them nor watched much of their footage online, so I feel like a bit of an outsider looking in on this situation.
- Ticket sales had actually decreased from 2010 to 2011, although not by much
- The cost of the event greatly out-paces ticket sales. At $175 a pop I don’t see how this is possible, but the marketing the event generates seems like it would be well worth it.
- And this is my biggest suspicion: there’s nothing new to show. Supposedly they are working on some new MMO project called “Titan”, but are keeping it under wraps for awhile until they are ready. Without that on the plate, we’ve pretty much seen everything already.