Exciting Overwatch News Ahead, Blizzard Teases
Since launch in 2016, Overwatch has had a fantastic run in the past few years as one of the best first-person shooters on the video game market. Activision Blizzard continues to fund development on that particular franchise and according to a recent earnings calls, the company has exciting news ahead for 2019.
Speaking to stakeholders earlier this week, Activision Blizzard has their sights set on their most popular franchises including Overwatch, Diablo, and Call of Duty for 2019. Speaking to industry insider Rod “Slasher” Breslau, the company mentions a “lot of new ideas” for the aforementioned game.
Blizzard says it has “a lot of new ideas” for Overwatch on the earnings call, and that “the Overwatch you know is just a small part of the overall franchise”, though no concrete details were given.
— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) February 12, 2019
Some were quick to respond to Breslau’s report with dissenting remarks and eyerolls, but there were genuine and playful speculation as well.
three years later and still no theater mode, match history, scoreboard, and trash recycled events. if that’s the case then blizzard needs to hurry up and show off some of what the rest of this “overall franchise” is
— RYAN™️ 💯 (@eliminvted) February 12, 2019
Oh hell yeah I love mobile games
— Toph (@toph_bbq) February 13, 2019
Sounds like they’ll either do more games or maybe do cross-media stuff
— Nibel (@Nibellion) February 12, 2019
It’s one of things almost nobody understands about Overwatch. Can’t prove it to haters; just gotta wait till they show it. And who knows, it may fail, but I certainly believe it will succeed.
— PwntByUkrainian (@GankPwnt) February 12, 2019
A netflix show has been rumored for a long while, I wonder if that’s part of it
— connor (@ConnorEatsPants) February 12, 2019
Time will tell if the community will respond with open arms or open discord. In current Overwatch news, there’s a couple days left for the game’s Lunar New Year event to grab up those legendary skins. Additionally, the Overwatch League has launched and is livestreamed via Twitch from Thursday to Sunday.
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