60 million gamers whole.
Development on Overwatch might have stopped in order that Blizzard can work on Overwatch 2, however that doesn’t imply that the unique sport isn’t nonetheless rising. In an interview with GameSpot, Overwatch 2 director Aaron Keller, who stepped into the position after Jeff Kaplan departed lately left Blizzard, revealed that the sport had reached 60 million gamers in 2021. The sport had 50 million on the finish of 2019.
“We have 60 million gamers that love that facet of the sport and are hooked up to [the PvP] facet of the sport,” Keller mentioned. “We know, going ahead, we’ve got to make the subsequent greatest model of a team-based shooter.”
It’s value nothing that we don’t understand how Blizzard acquired that quantity. The studio is perhaps counting customers who performed throughout free weekends or have a number of accounts. Heck, Overwatch was free for a really transient level in 2020. But that doesn’t imply that the quantity isn’t spectacular. And new content material or not, Overwatch continues to be a very good time, significantly when you play it with pals.
Here’s hoping Blizzard can preserve that momentum for Overwatch 2, and that we get some new info on it quickly.