June 27, 2022

Overwatch –The Future of the Game

Whether or not you are fan of the very popular 6v6 FPS game Overwatch, as a gamer it’s hard not to notice all the hype as Blizzard’s Overwatch Pro League gets closer to the inaugural season’s finals.   But once the season is over, what does that mean for the game?  Leagues continue of course, and Overwatch has had its share of changes during the inaugural season and it’s first 2 years in production, but what about the future for those of us not in the league.

Although sometimes it might feel like the developers have forgotten about the game, as a dedicated community we know deep down that they are always looking towards the future, especially with an extremely popular game like Overwatch.  But what does that really mean for us and the future of our involvement in the game.  Is the pro-league all that they care about?  Face it, if there aren’t changes a game can get boring fast and lose its player base.

This past year saw constant changes for Blizzard’s Overwatch.  Not only did they introduce a Blizzard run pro league but there were constant changes to the Meta of competitive play, some liked and some not so; they also introduced the addition of a new map, Blizzard World, and a new hero, Brigitte, and various events along the way.

So, Blizzard, what’s next for our beloved FPS game?

Gamespot interviewers sat down with Assistant Game Director Aaron Keller and Senior Game Producer Matthew Hawley to ask a few of the questions that are on all our minds.

Here’s a few key points of the article.

On the possibility of an Overwatch 2

  • Aaron Keller is quoted as saying: “But I think our focus is really on keeping the community engaged with the 6v6 shooter that we have on the live service.”

On Bringing Overwatch to Nintendo Switch

  • Matthew Hawley was quoted as saying: “Certainly, there is a huge number of people out there who have Nintendo Switch and mobile phones, but right now, the core development team is focused on supporting the live game.”

On More Story in Overwatch

  • Aaron Keeler was quoted as saying: “There is a ton of story that we want to tell and a ton of story that we are going to be telling”

So, what does that mean for the future of Overwatch?  Well, the live game is of key importance to Blizzard so we can look forward to future updates with that aspect, but we may need to wait a little longer to play our favorite FPS on our mobile devices or the Nintendo Switch.

Check out the full Gamespot article for complete interview details.

 


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