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For the first time in many years, Blizzard announced a new franchise today: meet Overwatch, a team-based multiplayer shooter with Pixar-like graphics that will enter beta next year. The game looks great. It’s a PvP shooter with unique character classes, very reminiscent of Team Fortress 2.
Overwatch was announced at BlizzCon 2014 today as a new team-based multiplayer shooter from the developer, which contains elements taken from Blizzard’s cancelled MMO Project Titan.
This week, Blizzard announced that its next game, the hero-focused shooter Overwatch, wasn’t going to be a free-to-play game. That Blizzard would pursue the business model that it employed with Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft and Heroes of the Storm was a widely held assumption.
Overwatch release date announced, Tracer and co arriving June 2016. By.
Update: Overwatch’s release date has apparently been leaked by a sales poster. The small print reads “on or before June 21, 2016” regarding the game’s launch.