Blizzard Announces Overwatch at Blizzcon 2014
Overwatch Announcement Trailer
At Blizzcon 2014 today (November 7, 2014), Blizzard announced its new game, Overwatch. The game is a team-based shooter and a new IP for the studio. Overwatch does use some portions of the canceled Titan, but is a completely new game. Four of the characters in the game are detailed in the press release. Tracer is a former British test pilot, Reinhardt is a battle-hardened German soldier, Hanzo is a Japanese mercenary that uses a bow, and Symmetra is an Indian architech.
Overwatch Gameplay Video
"Overwatch is our take on a vibrant, near-future universe with amped-up characters and action-packed team-based gameplay," saidMike 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."