Blizzard Cancels Overwatch Launch Event At Nintendo World Store

The Nintendo World Store in New York City
The Nintendo World Store in New York City
Photo: Cindy Ord (Getty)

On Wednesday, Blizzard was supposed to be holding a big launch event for the Switch version of Overwatch at the Nintendo World Store in New York City. That event has now been cancelled by Blizzard.


Hrm. I wonder why.

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Two more weeks till BlizzCon...what a complete shitshow that’s going to be...

I feel awful for all the developers, who had nothing to do with any of this and who have been working their asses off on new projects and updates to existing titles that are going to have all their work ridiculed, ignored, and sidelined because the company they work for is run by some of the worst people in the industry.

I have to wonder at this point if they would be better off just cancelling BlizzCon altogether this year. I’m positive they will nix any audience Q&A sessions they had planned, and who working there is going to want to get up on a stage in front of a crowd full of people that are pissed at you, and for very good reason, to try and pimp a game?

It’s going to be fascinating, regardless, but it seems like a lose/lose any way it shakes out.