Blizzard Entertainment is back at Gamescom 2024
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard Entertainment® is thrilled to confirm their presence at this year’s gamescom, returning to Cologne in celebration of two of their hottest launches of 2024: World of Warcraft®: The War Within™ and Diablo IV®: Vessel of Hatred™.

This year’s show promises to bring even more excitement, as Blizzard Entertainment will have a robust footprint alongside other Xbox Game Studios in the Xbox booth, as they come together to celebrate upcoming games and connect with the community in Europe and around the world.

“We are incredibly excited to bring Warcraft, Diablo, and Overwatch to our European community at gamescom,” said Johanna Faries, President of Blizzard Entertainment. “It’s wonderful to be able to travel to Cologne alongside some of our talented developers so that we can gather with players and celebrate the special connections that continue to be forged within our universes together.”


World of Warcraft will be celebrating the launch of The War Within, the first entry in the ambitious Worldsoul Saga. With the global launch set for August 26 - one day after gamescom - it’s the perfect opportunity for the community to celebrate together. Players with the Epic Edition or physical Collector’s Edition of The War Within can play when early access goes live on August 23rd.


Diablo will also be in full force at the event, bringing the world of Sanctuary to gamescom with Diablo IV: Vessel of Hatred and Diablo Immortal.


Overwatch 2 will have a joint stand with Porsche, highlighting their new collaboration featuring a life-sized D.Va statue modeled after the new all-electric Macan and inviting fans to enter a real-life rendition of an iconic Overwatch 2 map.
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  1. Ihavewaffles's Avatar
    gamescom? what's that?...

    What about blizzcon? or that is indefinitely cancelled?..
  1. tomolak's Avatar
    Who is the blond elf on the War Within poster?
  1. Ateo's Avatar
    Blizzcon is gone forever.
  1. Foolicious's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ihavewaffles View Post
    gamescom? what's that?...

    What about blizzcon? or that is indefinitely cancelled?..
    Cancelled for 2024. Unlikely to return if you ask me, but not officially cancelled indefinetly. So makes sense they go to gamescom this year instead.

    Quote Originally Posted by tomolak View Post
    Who is the blond elf on the War Within poster?
    Alleria
  1. Ereb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ihavewaffles View Post
    gamescom? what's that?...
    What is gamescom???
    You uncultured swine! (jk jk)

    Didn't they announce an expansion (legion I think) at a gamescom?
  1. McNeil's Avatar
    I don't really see the point showing off TWW there. Its not like they got much else to show.
  1. Ihavewaffles's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tomolak View Post
    Who is the blond elf on the War Within poster?
    alleria turned into edgy teenager i thinks, or is it other sister..

    Whatevers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foolicious View Post
    Cancelled for 2024. Unlikely to return if you ask me, but not officially cancelled indefinetly. So makes sense they go to gamescom this year instead.


    Alleria
    then they should turn it into some online event for when they announce stuff
  1. XDurionX's Avatar
    Yup, Blizz is Micro$ofts bitch now.
  1. Ielenia's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ihavewaffles View Post
    What about blizzcon? or that is indefinitely cancelled?..
    My take is that Blizzard cancelled Blizzcon for 2024 because they didn't have enough new stuff to show to make an entire event out of them, but it's enough to make their presence in Gamescom worthwhile.

    As for Blizzcon being indefinitely cancelled, I doubt it. I think we'll have it in 2025 when they have more stuff to show. Likely a new game and/or another expansion.
  1. Val the Moofia Boss's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ihavewaffles View Post
    gamescom? what's that?...
    IIRC Legion was announced at Gamescom.
  1. Ihavewaffles's Avatar
    we already know which ones are the next 3 expansions...
  1. Val the Moofia Boss's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ielenia View Post
    My take is that Blizzard cancelled Blizzcon for 2024 because they didn't have enough new stuff to show to make an entire event out of them, but it's enough to make their presence in Gamescom worthwhile.

    As for Blizzcon being indefinitely cancelled, I doubt it. I think we'll have it in 2025 when they have more stuff to show. Likely a new game and/or another expansion.
    Microsoft might want to try to fold Blizzard fans into Microsoft's ecosystem, which they would do by incorporating the Battle.net launcher into the Microsoft Games Store program and forcing people to open that and see advertisements for other games whenever they wanted to play WoW, and then putting WoW announcements inside Xbox news streams to again get people checking out Microsoft's other stuff.
  1. doledippers's Avatar
    if i had to guess, probably gonna show a new cinematic and maybe a 20th anniversary event preview
  1. Aleksej89's Avatar
    d4 art-piece looks really generic.
    even the spear handle looks bent, as if they edited it and didnt bother fixing the image.

    i would like to see the nerubian world but i REALLY do not want to see nor hear jaina/blondedork/thrall/anduin/elf1/elf2/elf3/elf4/hordewhoever.
    all those characters have lost all charm and worn out their welcome about 3 expansions ago.
  1. Ielenia's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Val the Moofia Boss View Post
    Microsoft might want to try to fold Blizzard fans into Microsoft's ecosystem, which they would do by incorporating the Battle.net launcher into the Microsoft Games Store program and forcing people to open that and see advertisements for other games whenever they wanted to play WoW, and then putting WoW announcements inside Xbox news streams to again get people checking out Microsoft's other stuff.
    Yeah, that's fair too, if WoW, Overwatch and other Blizz games are coming to the Gamepass.
  1. Dark-Zarupia's Avatar
    No money for PvE but enough money for some silly Porsche D.va statue..
  1. Shadowferal's Avatar
    I'm sure players have no problem with ..paying for advertisements.
  1. Mendzia's Avatar
    We are incredibly excited to bring Warcraft, Diablo, and Overwatch to our European community at gamescom, It’s wonderful to be able to travel to Cologne alongside some of our talented developers so that we can gather with players and celebrate the special connections that continue to be forged within our universes together.

    Wow.
    Such never heard before and original words.
  1. Ereb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dark-Zarupia View Post
    No money for PvE but enough money for some silly Porsche D.va statue..
    What is this even supposed to mean?
  1. Xilurm's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Foolicious View Post
    Cancelled for 2024. Unlikely to return if you ask me, but not officially cancelled indefinetly. So makes sense they go to gamescom this year instead.


    Alleria
    There's been years without Blizzcon in the past. The reason they kept it coming back was cause it made them money. There's no reason now because there won't be another expansion reveal this year.

    It will come back when they are ready to reveal the contents and features of Midnight.

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