Blizzard recently announced that there will be no BlizzCon 2012. Instead Blizzard will host an eSports event in Asia at the end of this year.
The Event will be called Battle.net World Championship were pro gamers will be able to compete against each other in StarCraft 2 and World of Warcraft tournaments.
As the main reason why the company will not hold a BlizzCon in 2012 Blizzard says:
“We’re also heavily focused on getting Diablo III, Mists of Pandaria, and Heart of the Swarm into players’ hands as soon as possible. In light of our jam-packed schedule, we’ve decided to hold the next BlizzCon in 2013.”
Beside WoW, StarCraft, Diablo 3 and the still unannounced Next-Gen-MMO with the working title “Titan” there is another secret project Blizzard is working at. There might be a small chance that it is Warcraft 4. But since BlizzCon (let’s pretend WWI is just a BlizzCon outside the U.S.) is the best place for Blizzard to announce news games or add-ons it seems as if there is likely no chance to find out this year.
But heads up! Diablo 3 will finally ship this year and it took Blizzard more than a decade to bring out the third part of the Diablo trilogy. So maybe the will need much longer to release the fourth part of Warcraft?