Toen Overwatch 2 tijdens de Blizzcon van 2019 werd aangekondigd, zei game directeur Jeff Kaplan duidelijk dat het team onder zou duiken tot de volgende Blizzcon om geheel te focussen op de ontwikkeling van Overwatch 2.
Die Blizzcon is gisteren afgelopen en dus is het tijd voor nieuwe plannen. In een interview met IGN zegt Kaplan dat het team vanaf volgende maand regelmatig updates over de ontwikkeling van Overwatch 2 wil geven. Als het aan Kaplan ligt, zijn dit maandelijkse info-updates.
I don’t know if everybody remembered this but we literally said we’re going dark, and we said we’re going to talk about this at the next BlizzCon. We were very explicit. Like, ‘Hey, we’re not talking after this BlizzCon we just need to focus on the game.'”
“Our strategy for after BlizzConline in February is to be more communicative. I don’t know if I can officially commit to monthly updates on Overwatch 2, but we definitely want to be more communicative. And our plan is not to go dark for an extended period of time. In fact, we were discussing as recently as yesterday the opportunity of there maybe being some cool stuff we could talk about in March or April to keep people updated and to keep people going. So it’s very front-and-center in our mind to communicate more.”
So, we can seemingly expect more Overwatch 2 news, more frequently than we’ve seen so far. But that’s not to say we’ll be getting huge sets of new information every time. We also want to be careful. I think there’s a right time to get the audience hyped and build to launch. And there’s also a time where it’s like, ‘Hey, that was kind of not cool of you because it was too early and we’re not ready to have this yet.’ So I think we want to be very transparent with people.
“I’m really glad that the discussion happened of, ‘Hey, don’t expect Overwatch 2 or Diablo 4 this year,’ because I think that helps set people’s expectations. So let’s all get our expectations aligned.’ But we definitely want to be more communicative and more transparent with the development of Overwatch 2 as we get into the closing out of the game.”
Overwatch 2 is in ontwikkeling voor de PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC en de Nintendo Switch.