Overwatch 2 Dev Blames Delays On Bobby Kotick
Activision Blizzard has had plenty of attention on them the past year, and while much of the focus has been on their behavior as a company, their high-quality games have still been able to find some of the spotlight. The two biggest projects on Blizzard’s horizon are Diablo IV and Overwatch 2. The latter of which though has been subject to an extended period of development delays, though Activision has promised updates on it will come this year. Now, one Overwatch 2 dev has provided their perspective on the game’s development, pinning much of the blame on one particular figure within the company.
Bobby, tell everyone about the random projects for OW1 you all would shove on us, the team would do OT for only them to get cancelled and for months of OW2 dev to have been lost. Or how almost entire teams are turning over and citing you as the reason. Don’t be shy. https://t.co/3ksVMMaCwf
— Tracy Kennedy ?✊ (@dogspinster) January 19, 2022
Overwatch 2 dev and producer Trace Kennedy recently shared a statement on their Twitter account recently suggesting a reason for the game’s extended development period. The tweet was made in response to an article sharing Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick’s thoughts on the recently revealed plans for an acquisition of the company by Microsoft. Kotick largely blames the recent significant dip in stock prices that led to the acquisition on the delays of games like Overwatch 2, and not on the company’s ongoing various harassment accusations and lawsuits. Kennedy however has not opted to mince words on the subject with the CEO.
In the tweet, the Overwatch 2 dev and producer claims that Kotick would demand specific work on the original Overwatch to be done, only for that work to be scrapped months later. Kotick would also be responsible, directly or indirectly, for months of work on Overwatch 2 to be lost. It was previously inferred by many that development complications from the pandemic were responsible for the delays, but this explanation would also make sense. Kotick, while not often present on the ground floor of development, has been known to make specific high-level demands for the structure of games. Time will tell how the potential Microsoft acquisition will affect Overwatch 2, but for now, the Payload is still a long way off.
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