Blizzard was originally set to reveal more info on the upcoming World of Warcraft: Shadowlands expansions on June 9, though Blizzard has just announced that it will postpone the livestream and will instead share more details on Shadowlands soon.
Here is Blizzard’s official statement regarding the postponement via the official World of Warcraft Twitter:
“More important voices than ours need to be heard, and now is the time to listen.
We are postponing our upcoming World of Warcraft: Shadowlands livestream planned for June 9, and will share more details about the expansion in the future.”
More important voices than ours need to be heard, and now is the time to listen.
We are postponing our upcoming World of Warcraft: Shadowlands livestream planned for June 9, and will share more details about the expansion in the future.
— World of Warcraft (@Warcraft) June 5, 2020
While the statement did not mention any specific reason regarding the livestream’s postponement, it is highly likely that Blizzard has done so in solidarity with protests against police brutality in the US and the Black Lives Matter movement. After all, other gaming companies such as PlayStation have also moved their online events to let more important voices to be heard online.
Not familiar with Shadowlands? It is the eighth expansion pack for Blizzard’s long-running MMO, World of Warcraft. Shadowlands was officially unveiled in BlizzCon 2019, and one of its highlight features is the game’s first “level squish.” Unlike previous expansions which raised the level cap, Shadowlands will reduce characters at level 120 to level 50, with the level cap being changed to level 60.
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