Blizzard announces Overwatch

Blizzard announces Overwatch

Blizzard announces overwatch

Blizzard announces Overwatch


For those who didn't know, yesterday was Blizzcon, A special event held by Blizzard Entertainment, the developer of World of Warcraft, Starcraft, Hearthstone and many other popular games.

During that event Blizzard announced many new things from a Hearthstone expansion and detailed the final game in ih the Starcraft 2 Trilogy, Legacy of the Viod. Despite these the most noteworthy announcement is an all-new PC franchise called Overwatch, a multiplayer team-based shooter which has a similar feel to Valve's Team Fortress. 

Blizzard showed off a Pixar-esque introduction video for the game yesterday and then a gameplay trailer, both of which are below. 



Overwatch will have a beta which will be available sometime in early in 2015. You can sign up at the game's website today.

Blizzard describes Overwatch as a "pick-up-and-play" FPS. You'll immediately notice that the game, which is set sometime in the future on Earth, has visuals that are highly stylized. Regarding the story, Blizzard sets things up like this:


"In a time of global crisis, an international task force of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities known as Overwatch had come together to restore peace to a war-torn world. After many years, the group's influence waned, and it was eventually disbanded. Overwatch might be gone now...but the world still needs heroes."



Overwatch matches will pit six players against each other on a variety of futuristic maps in places such as London and Egypt. Blizzard says its overall goal with the game was to bring the developer's "easy-to-learn, hard-to-master" mantra to the FPS space.


"With every new Blizzard game, we look at our favorite aspects of a genre and put our own spin on things," Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime said in a statement. "Our goal withOverwatch is to create an awesome FPS experience that’s more accessible to a much wider audience while delivering the action and depth that shooter fans love."


Every hero in Overwatch will feature its own distinct set of weapons and super abilities, allowing players to play with vastly different playstyles and strategies. I personally look forward to seeing more from this game.


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Most Recent Comments

08-11-2014, 10:37:02

I don't like the artstyle one bit and blizzard have no experience with FPS games. I'll stay sceptical.Quote

08-11-2014, 11:27:16

i love the way game looks should be fast and dynamicQuote

08-11-2014, 11:27:44

Looks a LOT like Team Fortress 2.Quote

08-11-2014, 12:15:52

Because TF2 clones have always succeeded...

This is going to be crap.Quote

08-11-2014, 12:51:25

Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
Because TF2 clones have always succeeded...

This is going to be crap.
I can get behind this one. I'm not even too fond of TF2, they ruined quite a few things that made the original TF good.Quote

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