The anticipated sequel of the 2016 first-person shooter game, Overwatch, would probably release in 2021. Jeff Kaplan, the director of the game, recently revealed that the game will feature in next year’s BlizzCon Online. During the online event, the developer, Blizzard Entertainment will reveal the further details of the game, including the release date. Kaplan mentioned that he is excited about the sequel.
While talking about the latest developer update for the original Overwatch, Kaplan mentioned about the future of the sequel. He reportedly mentioned that he cannot wait much longer to reveal the details about the upcoming instalment. The director further added that they are aware of the delay and they will work to reveal the promising details. BlizzCon Online is happening next year in February.
The online event is the alternative event of the company’s popular annual convention. Blizzard used to reveal details about the upcoming games and make announcements about their future plans through the convention. However, things wouldn’t be the same this time, due to the limitations caused due to the coronavirus pandemic. Fans can stream the online event for free in February 2021.
BlizzCon Online 2021 Date: February 19 and 20, 2021
The developers announced the sequel back in BlizzCon 2019. There were reports claiming that the sequel would possibly release in 2020 for PS5. However, that didn’t happen, so we are left to expect the game’s arrival in 2021. The publishers look confident for 2021 release date, and we do hope the game to release next year. Blizzard has already shared the official trailer and gameplay of the second instalment.
The sequel is poised to feature a big visual upgrade along with several other new elements. Overwatch 2 will reportedly feature a new co-operative multiplayer mode called the player versus environment (PvE) mode. The current game only features the PvP shooter mode. This means that the world within the game will reportedly expand in the sequel. Overwatch 2 will also introduce in heroes, co-op missions, and a new storyline.
The developer also announced that the sequel will have a shared competitive mode with the original Overwatch. After Overwatch 2’s official release, the 2016’s Overwatch will also have the same feature including heroes and multiplayer modes.