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We have a rumor/potential leak/potential mistake or assumption on Overwatch 2's release window, as the PlayStation Brazil official twitter posted (and quickly deleted) this, caught by Voxel:

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The above translates to "2020 will be the year Overwatch 2 comes to PS4, and for that we prepared, we talked to some of its developers, who gave us hot information. Read the Interview". The interview linked is actually from back in November and doesn't actually contain any new info, let alone any mention of a 2020 release, so this may have just been a mistake by someone posting an old interview and misunderstanding its contents. But considering it is an official PlayStation twitter, and we don't really have any idea of a release window for the game, anything is possible.

You can check out more info on the upcoming game in the official What's Next panel recap, and take a look at the gameplay video below:

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I actually assumed it was 2020. Surprised it's not, or not likely to be. Seems to be primarily just a load of PvE stuff tacked onto the base game. 

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1 hour ago, Halock said:

I actually assumed it was 2020. Surprised it's not, or not likely to be. Seems to be primarily just a load of PvE stuff tacked onto the base game. 

Indeed, it's an expansion in form of pve mode being presented as sequel (with  updates to pvp like new maps and heroes available to everyone). They said it's not coming very soon, so this makes 2020 date doubtful. I wonder how they are going to maintain the game, because if it's another year of recycled events with very few new skins (also, the wait for new hero releases is much longer now), then game will keep losing players. Even some of those waiting for this expansion might lose interest meanwhile, which is not a good prospect.

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Only thing I'm excited about in 2020 is Cyberpunk. Blizzard has lost its pedestal for many of the gamers I know.

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Yeah, played it at Blizzcon...this should have been a DLC.   Maybe an expansion.    But calling it a sequel is downright disingenuous.    It's exactly the same as current with a slightly better paintjob, a PVE aspect...which is "kill a lot of robots, grab powerup/consumable in exactly the same system as starcraft 2's Pve missions, and get maybe 2 or 3 lines about the story every few minutes"

Don't get me wrong, it was fun, but it was absolutely nothing we haven't seen before (again, it was _very_ reminiscent of Starcraft II's story mode but with less story).     The new "push the robot" was ok but again nothing really different from payload pvp.    All of the characters jumped just as high, shot just as fast and played exactly like they currently do.     This really should not be labelled a sequel, but I'm guessing they want to plaster a $59.99 price tag on it 😕

 

 

 

 

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59 minutes ago, Migol said:

Yeah, played it at Blizzcon...this should have been a DLC.   Maybe an expansion.    But calling it a sequel is downright disingenuous.    It's exactly the same as current with a slightly better paintjob, a PVE aspect...which is "kill a lot of robots, grab powerup/consumable in exactly the same system as starcraft 2's Pve missions, and get maybe 2 or 3 lines about the story every few minutes"

Don't get me wrong, it was fun, but it was absolutely nothing we haven't seen before (again, it was _very_ reminiscent of Starcraft II's story mode but with less story).     The new "push the robot" was ok but again nothing really different from payload pvp.    All of the characters jumped just as high, shot just as fast and played exactly like they currently do.     This really should not be labelled a sequel, but I'm guessing they want to plaster a $59.99 price tag on it 😕

 

 

 

 

You have to remember you aren't seeing any of the unreleased content. 2 will release with not just what you saw at BlizzCon.

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1 hour ago, Migol said:

Yeah, played it at Blizzcon...this should have been a DLC.   Maybe an expansion.    But calling it a sequel is downright disingenuous.    It's exactly the same as current with a slightly better paintjob, a PVE aspect...which is "kill a lot of robots, grab powerup/consumable in exactly the same system as starcraft 2's Pve missions, and get maybe 2 or 3 lines about the story every few minutes"

Don't get me wrong, it was fun, but it was absolutely nothing we haven't seen before (again, it was _very_ reminiscent of Starcraft II's story mode but with less story).     The new "push the robot" was ok but again nothing really different from payload pvp.    All of the characters jumped just as high, shot just as fast and played exactly like they currently do.     This really should not be labelled a sequel, but I'm guessing they want to plaster a $59.99 price tag on it 😕

I think they went with 2 cos of the new engine? And yea as mentioned above, there will be more content than just the BlizzCon stuff. I think the idea is that they made the new engine so they could adds stuff to it more easily, since 1 was really just Titan's engine reused.

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1 hour ago, Starym said:

I think they went with 2 cos of the new engine? And yea as mentioned above, there will be more content than just the BlizzCon stuff. I think the idea is that they made the new engine so they could adds stuff to it more easily, since 1 was really just Titan's engine reused.

It's the same, just updated to accomodate new pve mode, plus all previously earned cosmetics will remain. There won't be any separate client for 2, so it's really just an expansion/update. I think they are aiming for less oriented people, if it was just Overwatch: Subtitle, many probably wouldn't consider returning or picking it up, because "it's an old game" or they haven't played the base game. Benefits of marketing a sequel, without the need to create actual sequel, which might be a good idea to build upon established stuff. It's important how they are going to price it, how frequent updates are going to be and if having another "dead year" won't hurt this "sequel" too much (people forgetting about it, losing interest due to lack of news).

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Again though, if it was a new engine you'd expect things to play slightly different.      They don't, character animations, timings, movement, it's all exactly the same.

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7 hours ago, Migol said:

Yeah, played it at Blizzcon...this should have been a DLC.   Maybe an expansion.    But calling it a sequel is downright disingenuous.    It's exactly the same as current with a slightly better paintjob, a PVE aspect...which is "kill a lot of robots, grab powerup/consumable in exactly the same system as starcraft 2's Pve missions, and get maybe 2 or 3 lines about the story every few minutes"

Don't get me wrong, it was fun, but it was absolutely nothing we haven't seen before (again, it was _very_ reminiscent of Starcraft II's story mode but with less story).     The new "push the robot" was ok but again nothing really different from payload pvp.    All of the characters jumped just as high, shot just as fast and played exactly like they currently do.     This really should not be labelled a sequel, but I'm guessing they want to plaster a $59.99 price tag on it 😕

 

 

 

 

I doubt they will put it up for 60 euros since even the original OW price is around 30 euros.Depending when it actually releases who knows what we might actually be getting fully.It will prolly cost around 30 euros or maybe a bit more.

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11 hours ago, Migol said:

Again though, if it was a new engine you'd expect things to play slightly different.      They don't, character animations, timings, movement, it's all exactly the same.

Would you? Why?

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Since the newest console generation is rumored for the 2020 winter holiday season it would make sense to release OW2 before PS5 and Xbox "smthing" steals the show.

Regardless of what I think of the information released thus far, it's still a game headlined by Jeff Kaplan. I mean - come on, he's Jeff! How couldn't it be awesome if he's involved.

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1 hour ago, Badadada said:

Since the newest console generation is rumored for the 2020 winter holiday season it would make sense to release OW2 before PS5 and Xbox "smthing" steals the show.

Isn't it going to be backwards compatible though? Besides, they can always release it again. Even "something" on PC might steal the show for Ow2, that's why it's not the best for them if wait is too long, at least there should be some updates before it releases to keep more players.

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