ESPN, “the major multinational, multimedia sports entertainment entity”*, have apparently got their hands on Blizzard’s Overwatch two notes. They’ve got a supply and a instruction document that say the game will be revealed at BlizzCon later this week, and will consist of “PvE features” involving “in-game items” and “hero talents”. This gels with a report from five months back, plus it is a quite logical move.
Nevertheless, s’cool although.
Additional particulars are scarce, but ESPN do say that “one of the missions will be a 4-player story expertise set in Rio de Janeiro”. We’ve previously heard reports of Blizzard staff comparing it to Left four Dead, but yunno, that is definitely a helpful association for them to sow early on. The ESPN report also mentions a new competitive game mode known as Push, plus an unidentified new hero.
BlizzCon begins this Friday, so we may possibly uncover out a lot more then or on the following days. ESPN reckon some of this will be playable on the show floor.
The prospect of playing by means of a cooperative story in Overwatch two tends to make for excellent mulling. On the one particular hand, Overwatch has constructed up but largely ignored an exciting planet complete of characters I currently really feel an attachment to. It would be neat to see them act as these characters rather than totally substitutable multiplayer murderfolk. On the other hand, all of Overwatch’s PvE story events have felt a bit lacklustre.
Blizzard no doubt hope that what ever they announce at BlizzCon will distract from their therapy of a Hearthstone pro who voiced his assistance of the Hong Kong protests.
*In all probability but however not a ghost.