Overwatch 2 has been confirmed, will have a story mode

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  1. relauby

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    Sep 21, 2017
    Yeah, I don’t think people have a ton of confidence in them right now. You’d think Blizzard would be more conscious of their image since people like their games and really want to like the company. They don’t make it easy, though.

    I do wonder why they decided to make this a sequel instead of an expansion. I feel like it’s a combination of 1) more people will buy a numbered sequel than an expansion, regardless of content, and, 2) they plan on splitting the player base later and it’ll be easier to justify if the sequel’s already been out for a little while.
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  2. kumikochan

    kumikochan GBAtemp Psycho!

    Feb 4, 2015
    Well you know how Activision advertising goes these days. Promise this today and after good scores everywhere add it six months later and then when everybody starts complaining they'll just say '' Ey we never said it was an expansion, we clearly called it a sequel and we let OW1 players join in on the fun more as a demo so they can decide later on if they want to purchase in ''. I def see them doing something shitty like that
  3. LightyKD

    LightyKD Future CEO of OUYA Inc.

    Jun 25, 2008
    United States
    Angel Grove, CA
    Guess I'll keep playing Overwatch 1 on my PC
  4. Snugglevixen

    Snugglevixen Princess of Cuddles

    Feb 17, 2015
    New Zealand
    On your lap.
    I stopped playing Overwatch 1 because I got sick of the $40 closed beta nature of the game. 3 years and it's still unfinished. Was hoping Overwatch 2 would be to the first game what Pocket Monsters Stadium 2 was to the first Japan exclusive PMS. But alas, it's literally just an optional graphics update and a Space Invaders (un)inspired story mode.
  5. Alato

    Alato GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 25, 2008
    Totally okay with this– I own the first on PC and was considering getting it on Switch just because I only really find myself gaming on the Switch lately, but also I couldn't justify paying full price for a game I already own.

    give me a newer version with some co-op modes and I'm sold on the sequel.
  6. BLsquared

    BLsquared Game Programmer

    Nov 25, 2012
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    Interesting move.
  7. Unleanone999

    Unleanone999 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    May 15, 2018
    Excited for diablo 4 but this is pretty meh. Feels like something that can be added to overwatch rather than a complete sequel. I bet the story will be disney like as well.
  8. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

    Sep 13, 2009
    Gaming Grotto
    I don't understand the "balance" argument, never have, in any game. There's no reason why vastly different characters should be equally matched. I would go as far as to say that it's not unfair for the teams to have an unequal chance of success - attackers very well may have a harder time than defenders, or the other way around, depending on the map. This balance gap is supposed to be filled in with skill, and team composition. I haven't played Overwatch for quite some time, but when I did play it, it felt quite fair overall - in fact, it was handing out Eliminations too liberally. It almost seemed like just shooting in someone's general direction would net a kill - that was my issue with it.
  9. linuxares

    linuxares I'm not a generous god!

    Aug 5, 2007
    Why I talk about balancing is that you get to the fact it's only a certain pack of heros you can play to stand a chance. The rest is overpowered and their counter is way to underpowered to meet it. Thats what I ment. You have to play the "meta" to win...
  10. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

    Nov 6, 2002
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    So it seems to have a online only, still ?
  11. MasterJ360

    MasterJ360 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Jan 10, 2016
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    Good news for Rule34 I guess....
  12. Xabring

    Xabring GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 21, 2013
    Somewhere, Earth.
    they better up their PFS on Switch or no buy!
    Might get the PC port though ;)
  13. Dax_Fame

    Dax_Fame Annoying Member

    Jan 16, 2015
    United States
    Mom's house
    Overwatch... 2... So....... This is how they plan to fix their practically abandoned game with a dwindling player base?? Make a whole new $60 dollar game?!?

    I'm sure people will hop right on this one... I'm happy to see the update frequency of OW is greater than Diablo.

    That Activision influence is getting stronger $ and stronger $$$

    Soon they'll release a game that's "pay by play"! A revolutionary new model where you pay a small fee only every time you launch the game!*

    *No refunds for crashes and restarts
    Last edited by Dax_Fame, Nov 8, 2019
  14. Snugglevixen

    Snugglevixen Princess of Cuddles

    Feb 17, 2015
    New Zealand
    On your lap.
    This is as much a sequel as the Switch is a hybrid console.