In his first Overwatch developer replace video since taking on from Jeff Kaplan, new director Aaron Keller mentioned that Blizzard will showcase Overwatch 2’s PvP throughout a livestream that can happen on Might 20.
The stream will characteristic Keller, together with lead designer Geoff Goodman, artwork director Dion Rogers, and different members of the event staff, as they showcase new maps and focus on the “philosophy” driving a few of the adjustments which can be being made for Overwatch 2.
“Simply to set expectations, every thing that we’ll be displaying is below improvement and nonetheless a piece in progress,” Keller mentioned. “And we will probably be speaking extra about Overwatch 2’s PvP later within the 12 months, so there’s nonetheless extra to return.”
Keller additionally revealed that builders will probably be collaborating in an AMA on Reddit to debate the previous 5 years of Overwatch. Nevertheless it hopefully will not simply be a historical past lesson: Keller added that Blizzard is “dedicating to sharing extra info on the event of Overwatch 2 with all of you.”
As Overwatch developer updates go it’s totally brief and candy (I do not suppose Kaplan was ever in a position to clock one in below 5 minutes), and actually I would actually relatively get a have a look at what Blizzard is cooking up on the PvE aspect of the sport, which is the place the massive adjustments will come from. Nonetheless, it’s going to be attention-grabbing to lastly see what’s approaching the aggressive aspect, too, particularly since Overwatch 2 PvP will probably be suitable with the unique recreation.
One factor that I would not anticipate to see through the stream is a launch date, because it’s nonetheless presumably a good distance off: Blizzard mentioned earlier this 12 months that Overwatch 2 isn’t anticipated to be out till 2022 on the soonest.