Out with the old, in with the new
Recently, there has been some concern about the condition of thefranchise, particularly when it comes to the first appearance of the original. Yesterday, when a player asked Keller if the sequel would be suspended following early access, he said that when it begins on October 4, it will be a replacement for the actual Live Service.
If Twitter is an indication, players are still unsure about what might be done with the first game after it''s officially out.
Back when was announced, former game director Jeff Kaplan promised that cross-play between the two games would be possible, stating that it would be a shared multiplayer environment in which no one is left behind. However, the transition was never going to be that easy, with the most obvious reason being that the series will have a reduced level to 5v5 rather than 6v6.
#Overwatch2 is set to release on October 4, bringing a comeback for the franchise as a free-to-play live service game!
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In the same Reddit post, Keller promised a whole lot of new content for the new game during Seasons One and Two, including new heroes, maps, and features, as well as the start of the highly anticipated PvE campaign next year.
The question is, is this supply of information going too late?
While it was still exciting to contemplate the next sequel, fans have felt awesome, especially considering the fact that the team was capable to combine two games at the same time, but it is still evident that the dual-development stretched the team far too thin.
Im still hopeful for the sequel as a result of that fact, which at one point reached 1.7 million hours in a row. At the very least, it will be free-to-play, making it possible to watch it again without imposing a lot of money at the start.