Overwatch Announced

Posted November 8, 2014  

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Overwatch Announced

Blizzard announces 6v6 team-based shooter Overwatch at BlizzCon.

At BlizzCon 2014 yesterday, Blizzard announced Overwatch, a team-based multiplayer FPS set in a technologically advanced, highly stylized future earth.

¡°Overwatch is our take on a vibrant, near-future universe with amped-up characters and action-packed team-based gameplay,¡± said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. ¡°With every new Blizzard game, we look at our favorite aspects of a genre and put our own spin on things. Our goal with Overwatch is to create an awesome FPS experience that¡¯s more accessible to a much wider audience while delivering the action and depth that shooter fans love.”

In the game, teams will compete in 6v6 objective-based battles set across the world. Every battlefield is iconic and built to allow each character¡¯s signature abilities to shine. Fights shift from streets to rooftops to open skies as teams play off of each others¡¯ powers, clashing over dynamic mission objectives.

Blizzard has not announced a release window for Overwatch, but the game is expected to enter beta testing in 2015. To sign up for the beta, head over to http://www.playoverwatch.com.