Overwatch 2 has finally been announced, after months and months of wait and rumors, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that it is coming anytime soon, as shared by the game director and Blizzard vice president Jeff Kaplan.
In an interview with VG247 at BlizzCon, Kaplan has said that the company doesn’t have a release date or window in mind at this stage of the development process, but has shared a hint about when it is possibly coming our way.
“I know it’s a lame answer, I’m super sorry, and it’s not like this top-secret thing that the last thing we want to tell players. It’s just that we don’t know,” he said. “What’s important to us at Blizzard, on all our games, is that the game is awesome and the players are like ‘Yes, this is ready and now’s the time.’ I don’t have a date. It’s not this year, that’s a pretty safe answer.”
Then, Kaplan has added that “I have a feeling we’ll be talking about Overwatch 2 again next year at BlizzCon if that helps,” which means that the title isn’t releasing before November 2020 at the earliest. In the meantime, at least one additional hero will be introduced in the original game.
Overwatch 2 is releasing on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, which anyway gives us an idea that it is not dropping in ages but in a time frame where the current generation consoles are still going to be relevant.