Blizzard Entertainment has confirmed that BlizzCon will return as a virtual event in early 2021.
The publisher's annual event was cancelled in May this year, due to the impact of the global spread of COVID-19.
At the time, Blizzard said it was holding discussions to explore how BlizzCon could take place online, "far less impacted by the state of health and safety protocols for mass in-person gatherings."
On Activision Blizzard's earnings call this week, Blizzard president J. Allen Brack said that a virtual version of BlizzCon will take place in "the early part" of 2021.
"We're really fortunate to have a passionate and engaged community that's really looking forward to what we're creating," Brack said.
"We're looking forward to sharing what the teams have been working on for that event."