Blizzcon s Is being produced a little later than usual due to the pandemic, but the first virtual version of Blizzard's gaming convention still had some interesting news and trailers. The keynote speech covered most of the big franchises, like World of Warcraft and Diablo, as well as more obscure classics.
If you missed the event, you can stay up to date with all the biggest news here.
The first announcement was one of the most unexpected: three of the most obscure games from Blizzard are bundled into a new package called the Blizzard Arcade Collection. Lost Vikings, Rock & Roll Racing, and Blackthorne have all been ported to modern platforms including PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. And they include handy features, like save states and a virtual museum. The best part? The collection is now available.
Diablo IV is still a long way off - Blizzard has already said it won 't launch this year - but we have at least got a taste of what to expect thanks to a new trailer that showed off the rogue class.
If you Prefer an old-fashioned style of demonic dungeon crawling, Blizzard has also officially unveiled Diablo II Resurrected, an HD remaster of the two-decade new arly game. It's coming out this year for PC and console, with versions for Switch, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X and S. It'll even include console-to-PC cross-progression.
World of Warcraft
For World of Warcraft Classic players, Blizzard has revealed that the game is the following great adventure will be the “Burning Crusade”. It's not clear when it will launch exactly, but Blizzard says "the Dark Portal will reopen in 2021 ". For the main game, there is also a new chapter for the Shadowlands expansion along the way, called " Strings of domination . "
During a presentation after the main keynote, Blizzard revealed new information about Overwatch 2. There are two new maps, Rome and New York , weather effects like sandstorms and snow , new enemy units and redesigned appearance for Widowmaker, Reaper, McCree and Pharah.
Update February 19, 6:56 pm ET : Added Overwatch 2 announcements.