Overwatch's next Hero isn't likely to be Doomfist
- Author: Douglas Reid Feb 23, 2017,
Feb 23, 2017, 0:52
A recent Activision Blizzard earnings call transcribed by Seeking Alpha also confirms the addition of "Overwatch's" hero 24, as stated by CEO Mike Morhaime himself. That game was cancelled in May 2013, affecting the jobs of 140 Blizzard developers, he said. "Haven't we seen enough of that, not just in video games, but in the world?"
"Given Blizzard's tendency to hide hints in plain sight, OR15s could easily be the mechs featured in the Sombra animated short "Infiltration", backed up by Katya Volskaya's announcement, "[these are Volskaya Industries'] first new mechs in a decade". "It was a daunting, nearly devastating concept", he said.
That was how Overwatch was born.
"At the end of January, we saw something very special happen", said Kaplan. It was different from other visions of the future in gaming, where the surviving postapocalypic worlds is routine. You had a team with little hope and a lot of despair. Now Blizzard is teasing the next Overwatch character with a fictional interview. Diversity was the result.
The team had learned from making The Burning Crusade expansion pack for World of Warcraft that players could get exhausted of dark worlds. On the right, Overwatch's Ilios map. Kaplan made the big announcement on Twitter this week.
In the game, players can enjoy a variety of gaming features and concept. "There was not a lot of hope, and we were anxious about what our future would be". It's hiding in the back right corner behind several other prototype heroes, many of whom didn't make it into the final game.
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Kaplan did not discuss when the next content update would arrive for the game. They wanted to have hills, a coast, and they found a cool place via Google Images via a search for "a colorful Mexican town". The team perused thumbnails and saw one image of colorful houses on a mountainside. Then someone noticed this city was actually Manarola, Italy, and wasn't in Mexico at all.
He did continue however by saying that there are multiple heroes now under development for Overwatch, so the gauntlet wearing legend might be coming after all. Visually, characters must be distinct and immediately recognizable. Well, scrap that noise, because thanks to a rather cryptic new post by Blizzard we're now of the belief that it'll be a prodigious child's robot.
Diversity isn't the goal.it's just an outgrowth of the actual goal. "It was a hot topic during development". The goal was inclusivity and open mindedness.
Kaplan was happy to point out how Tracer, a gay time-travelling woman, was on the cover of Overwatch. It's important to show normal things as normal, so they become more normal.
What's clear is that Efi will not be fighting directly, seeing that she still has to deal with her protective parents, who are sure to keep her out of harm, even more so after earning that "genius grant". "That have stories for who's dating who. we love it", he said. We know little about these OR15s other than Odele's statement that they are new and created to protect people.