By Simon Moore on November 10, 2015 at 5:50am
Blizzard Entertainment’s futuristic team-based shooter coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One
The world needs heroes . . . and “Overwatch” is recruiting starting today! Blizzard Entertainment’s team-based first-person shooter is coming to Windows PC, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in spring 2016. There is currently no plan for a Mac edition.
If your unaware, and I’m not sure how at this point, “Overwatch” is a 6v6 shooter that takes place on Earth in the near future, where teams of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities clash for control of iconic locations around the world. The game features a diverse cast of 21 heroes—each with their own unique arsenal of weapons and abilities—who bend time and defy physics as they work together to complete objectives with their allies. Teamwork is critical as players swap heroes on the fly and combine their powers to game-changing effect—the action is intense, with a focus on immediacy and fun.
We’re building Overwatch to be the first-person shooter we’ve always wanted to play, with a vibrant world, awesome heroes, and an emphasis on tightly focused cooperative gameplay, We’re excited to welcome console and PC gamers to the fight for the future, and we can’t wait to see all the incredible things teams are able to accomplish on the battlefield this upcoming spring. Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment
At BlizzCon, Blizzard Entertainment also unveiled an all-new map—Hollywood, which takes players on a dazzling and dangerous movie studio tour—along with the final three heroes in "Overwatch’s" 21-character roster. Genji, a cybernetic ninja, D.Va is a former pro-gaming superstar who pilots an experimental military mech and Mei who travels the globe applying her scientific expertise to protect the natural world.
What's Your Money Good For
"Overwatch: Origins Edition"
"Overwatch: Origins Edition" comes with hero skins for five characters based on their storied pasts—Blackwatch Reyes (Reaper), Strike-Commander Morrison (Soldier: 76), Overgrown Bastion, Security Chief Pharah, and Slipstream Tracer—as well as a cache of "Overwatch"-themed content for several Blizzard Entertainment games, including a Baby Winston pet for World of Warcraft and Tracer hero for Heroes of the Storm.
“Overwatch” will also be available in a limited-edition, retail-only "Collector’s Edition," which contains all of the content listed above along with a full-color art book, the “Overwatch” soundtrack, and a high-quality collectible statue of Soldier: 76—the vigilante alter ego of former Overwatch commander Jack Morrison.
Windows PC gamers also have the option to download a digital PC edition which includes all 21 heroes and provides players with the core “Overwatch” experience. Players who pre-order this or any other edition of “Overwatch” will also receive the bonus Noire skin for Widowmaker upon the game’s launch.