7 Things We Can Look Forward to BlizzCon 2015 on November 6 and 7
Early Today, Blizzard officially announced that BlizzCon 2015 will be held in the Anaheim Convention Center on Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7, 2015. And BlizzCon 2015 tickets will go on sale in two batches on Wednesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. PT and Saturday, April 18 at 10 a.m. PT through the online event ticketing service Eventbrite, priced at $199 each (plus applicable taxes and fees). You can also watch the event at home with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket. Besides, Blizzard will once again hold a special pre-BlizzCon Benefit Dinner the evening of Thursday, November 5 in support of Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC).
By convention, there will be Hearthstone, StarCraft II, Heroes of the Storm and World of Warcraft e-Sport during the BlizzCon 2015. But it’s more important that we can see a lot of news for Blizzard games. Now, check out what we can look forward to BlizzCon 2015.
World of Warcraft 7.0 may be announced
Blizzard designers said in the previous interview that the dev team has planned the next 2 expansion for World of Warcraft. In 2011’s BlizzCon, Mists of Pandaria was announced. And 2 years later, Blizzard’s creative director Chris Metzen revealed the Warlords of Draenor in BlizzCon 2013. Now, another 2 years have passed. At this rate, Blizzard will be likely to unveil the theme, teaser trailer and some contents for WoW 7.0.
Hearthstone new Expansion
The update frequency of Hearthstone is relatively high. Last December, Blizzard released Goblins vs. Gnomes Expansion. And Blackrock Mountain Adventure is coming in April. This calculation, BlizzCon 2015 is the time to announced new Hearthstone expansion. So, it is time to prepare your gold now.
Reveal Overwatch’s more information and game's Open Beta date
During the just-completed PAX East 2015, Blizzard revealed 2 new heroes and a new map for their cartoon-style FPS Overwatch, while announcing the game’s Closed Beta will come in this fall. Believe Blizzard will reveal more character information, new map and detailed gameplay to continue promoting the game. Of course, we can also expect Overwatch’s release date.
The release date for the official version of Heroes of Storm
Heroes of the Storm has been in Closed Beta for around half a year. The release date for game’s Open Beta and official version is still unknown. Perhaps, this suspense will be unraveled in BlizzCon 2015. Besides, Heroes of the Storm’s game designer Dustin has said that there are still over unrevealed 30 heroes. Kael’thas, Maiev Shadowsong, Mannoroth…. Who will we see in this year’s BlizzCon?
Of course, we can also expect new maps, new game modes and maybe, the Map Editor.
StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void
It is said that the player who buys the Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void Collector Edition will get a Protoss Drone Pet in Diablo III. Currently, the pet’s model has been added into the new patch of Diablo 3. This seems to indicate that Legacy of the Void is close to be released.
Besides, Blizzard has revealed that Legacy of the Void will begin beta in the first half of 2015 and be released in 2015. So, its pre-sale will be likely to begin soon.
The new expansion for Diablo III
There has been a rumor that some Diablo III developers have been transferred to Blizzard’s new project. But it hasn’t been confirmed. So, we can still expect there will be some surprise for Diablo III fans.
Warcraft Movie‘s release date is repeatedly postponed. And recently, there is a rumor that the date has come to 2016. And last year, Blizzard showed the movie’s trailer for limited BlizzCon attendees. Due to confidentiality agreements, we still haven’t watched the trailer yet. All of these are stimulating our appetite.
Blizzard and Legendary Pictures should be looking for a timing to officially announce the movie. Perhaps, the timing is BlizzCon 2015.