Blizzard "interested in" examining Overwatch2's Fortnite-style crossovers

Blizzard "interested in" examining Overwatch2's Fortnite-style crossovers

Overwatch''s vice president discussed brand crossovers during an interview with Game Informer, saying that Blizzard is interested in learning partnerships like those you might see in Fortnite. Though, he did qualify that it would have to be in keeping with the Overwatch franchise.

"We''ve seen some really fun examples of games working with other brands or other games," Spector said. "I''m not a big anime fand myself. I don''t even play Fortnite, but that''s fantastic." So, when we look at the Overwatch space, we''re interested in discovering what''s new. If and when we do that, one of our main goals is to do it in a way that feels like a great fit for the Overwatch franchise."

Spector explained that the Overwatch 2 team prefers to focus on collaborations for the game rather than what he called ads-in-our-game content. Blizzard are planning to make content updates for the game every nine weeks and run with seasonal themes, so they will have to be constantly busy with producing content that will keep players interested.

Overwatch 2 is making some significant departures from the original game, and there is a significant battle pass among them. As Graham said yesterday, Blizzard is also developing something called the Defense Matrix to prevent abuse now that the series is going free-to-play. That means players must give their phone number, and in-game voice chat will be transcribed and scanned using machine learning to look for dodgy behaviour. And, erm, the entire game will be locked initially for new players, who will

Activision Blizzard are still grappling with legal issues and reports alleging workplace discrimination, harassment, and poor working conditions. They are also in the process of being acquired by Microsoft for $68.7 billion (64.3 billion) - a surprise deal released in January. At that time, Blizzard Entertainment CEO Mike Ybarra said he was committed to fostering change within the company behind Overwatch.

Overwatch 2 will be available for download on October 4th. You''ll be able to play via the Blizzards launcher.

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