As Blizzard-Activision’s trendy 6v6 shooter reaches their second anniversary, Overwatch’s most burning questions have been answered thanks to GameSpot.
In an interview with GameSpot, editor Eddie Makuch detailed some of our most anticipated questions ahead of E3. Will Blizzard be announcing Overwatch 2? Will Overwatch be coming to Nintendo Switch? Assistant Game Director Aaron Keller and Senior Game Producer Matthew Hawley spoke on the matters this week.
Regarding Overwatch 2:
Aaron Keller: “I think at the core sitting here at the two-year anniversary, we’ve had a wildly successful 6v6 shooter game which has blown us away with how the community has responded to it. We dip our toes into different areas here and there with the Archives event and Junkenstein. But I think our focus is really on keeping the community engaged with the 6v6 shooter that we have on the live service.
Matthew Hawley: “Running a live service game takes a lot of work and I hope the community knows we have been committed to continually improving the game and creating content. What people might not realise is the team now is significantly bigger than what it was when we shipped the game, and we have put all of that into working on the live game and the new maps, heroes, and events like Anniversary. At least for the time being, [supporting Overwatch] is our focus right now, and we’re excited to work on this game.”
Regarding Overwatch On Switch Or Mobile:
Matthew Hawley: “I think it is one of those things that we constantly evaluate. Where technology is going; where the industry is going. There are challenges in running on the platforms that we’re not already on, otherwise we would probably already be on some of those other platforms. We’ll see where things go. Certainly, there is a huge number of people out there who have Nintendo Switch and mobile phones, but right now, the core development team is focused on supporting the live game.”
GameSpot dug deeper into the immediate direction of Overwatch, including Loot Boxes, more Heroes and more. For more details, head over to GameSpot now.