Blizzard had released Overwatch in 2016, and three years later, it’s grown to be one of the most popular multiplayer games out there. With BlizzCon 2019 taking place this weekend, news has it developers are ready to announce the sequel during the event.
According to ESPN, a “BlizzCon source” and training document have revealed that Blizzard will be revealing Overwatch 2, complete with a new logo, game modes, maps, heroes, and PvE features. Even some new images have been coming out online featuring a visibly improved Tracer, a skill tree, and new characters.
Admittedly, reception has been kind of mixed online. Some think that it’s too early for Blizzard to start working on a sequel, seeing that the game is only three years old. Some are even comparing the release to Team Fortress 2, which is still going after the game debuted back in 2007.
What’s more, it’s kind of bad timing to reveal that a sequel is already incoming, what with Blizzard’s scandal with the Hong Kong protesters as well as Overwatch just releasing on the Nintendo Switch.
If anything, the only thing going for Overwatch 2 is the promise of PvE which the original clearly lacks. Personally I would love to take on a story mode, allowing players to take control of specific characters, and giving a lot of more meat to the lore.
For now, everyone is just waiting for the official announcement this weekend. As someone who plays the game, I kind of thought we would be enjoying Overwatch for a couple more years before a sequel came along. I guess we’ll all just have to wait and see till BlizzCon 2019 this weekend.
Overwatch is now playable for Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch.