Overwatch 2 Causes Original Game's Updates To Slow Down

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Blizzard finally announced Overwatch 2 at the recently-concluded BlizzCon 2019.
Blizzard finally announced Overwatch 2 at the recently-concluded BlizzCon 2019. Blizzard

Overwatch 2 was one of Blizzard’s major announcements at BlizzCon 2019. While it is true that the second title’s existence had been leaked prior to the event, attendees were introduced to some surprising news. There will be new characters, maps, and even modes, all of which are going to bring a whole new experience.

Series director Jeff Kaplan has revealed that convincing people about the game was a difficult decision to make, but he believes it is the ultimate best choice for players. Unfortunately, this decision also means that, for a short period, the original Overwatch game will suffer from fewer content updates as the developer devotes its resources to the upcoming title.

In an interview, Kaplan revealed why the original game has seen fewer new seasonal events over time. "Overwatch 2 was 100 percent the reason,” he said. Apparently, the team was having difficulty simply because it could not create any interesting new seasonal events.

"Like, I sit right next to one of the designers of Junkenstein’s Revenge--this brilliant guy named Mike Heiberg--and he’s like, 'I have all these ideas I want to do for Halloween this year,'" said Kaplan. "And I’m like, 'I understand, Mike, but we’re focused on this other thing right now.'"

Kaplan further said that as soon as Overwatch 2 gets completed (although it remains a mystery as to when), the original game will benefit big time as well. "The fact that we can pick up again with that live service cadence, where we’re 100 percent focused, is really exciting to me."

Hopefully, fans and players alike can say that Overwatch 2 is really worth the wait. Of course, everyone is still hoping that despite being in a momentary standstill, the original game will not be deprived of content. “There are still some cool updates coming, and we want to add new stuff,” Kaplan said at BlizzCon 2019.

Besides, it is almost impossible for the studio to stop creating content for Overwatch simply because it will all be integrated with its successor.

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