Ever since Blizzard Entertainment released Overwatch back in 2016, it became a breakthrough hit in the gaming world.
Thanks to its effortless gameplay, awesome graphics and cool heroes, Overwatch shifted over $1 billion in revenues and clocked up a hugely impressive 40 million players after just two years.
But things move quickly in the world of gaming, and with recent titles like Fornite and Apex Legends breaking records, it’s clear that Overwatch must keep moving forward in order not to become obsolete.
Whilst Blizzard have been careful to add many new heroes, maps and different game modes over the past couple of years, there have been many rumours that the game’s developers are secretly planning to release a brand new version of the game.
Blizzard are well-known for keeping gamers on tenterhooks and occasionally even scrapping games halfway through. But ongoing reports have stated that the company’s developers are working on a project referred to as Overwatch 2.
Whether this is a true sequel or just a spin-off remains to be seen, but it’s a hugely exciting move for any fans for this hero shooter. Apparently Blizzard cancelled a first-person shooter based on StarCraft II to focus on the new Overwatch game, and so it’s clear that this exciting project could be getting the go-ahead.
Apparently the new title will offer more of a player-versus-environment feel, and there have also been numerous comparisons with the Left 4 Dead game.
The Left 4 Dead survival horror franchise earned plenty of acclaim for the way that it allowed co-op adventures in some endlessly surprising environments, and it’s easy to see how it could be applied to the Overwatch universe.
Ever since Overwatch was released, there have been plenty of calls for more of a story-based approach to any further instalments of the franchise. Each hero in the Overwatch game comes with their own detailed back-story, and there’s certainly no shortage of options for the developers.
Plus there is also the fact that the original Overwatch was going to be a straight-forward MMO game before Blizzard dramatically changed direction halfway through development.
Overwatch has already managed to deliver one of the world’s best first-person shooters, and such is the success of the title that some of the best players featured at this link have managed to earn some serious money by fine-tuning their gaming skills.
But for fans who want a more engrossing way to get to know the Overwatch heroes, the rumours about there being an Overwatch 2 are very intriguing.
Many gamers will be hoping that Blizzard might make a big announcement at this year’s BlizzCon in November, but the game developers are fairly likely to keep things closely guarded for the coming months.
Despite this, many Overwatch fans will be hoping that anything from a sneak look at a new trailer or even a hands-on gaming event for fans could give them a quick glimpse into what Overwatch 2 could look like.
There remain other pressing questions about how a new Overwatch would fit in with the first instalment of the game. Many fans have already invested plenty of time and money in getting skins and cosmetics for their heroes, and it remains to be seen whether these could be transferred over to the new title.
Whilst it’s unlikely that Overwatch 2 will land anytime before 2020, it still looks like a hugely exciting prospect for all fans of this awesome hero-shooter.
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