Blizzard canceled an unannounced Starcraft FPS this week, mentioning that the team would shift to Overwatch 2.
Many rumours are floating around regarding games recently. With E3 right around the corner, it’s not surprising, either. But according to anonymous sources who reported to Kotaku, Blizzard is working on a sequel to their ever-popular FPS game, Overwatch. The news comes from anonymous Blizzard employees who reported that a recent first-person shooter Starcraft project, code-named ‘Ares’, was axed so that Blizzard could progress with Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4. Both of these new games are expected to be announced at BlizzCon this year.
There isn’t much to be discussed about Overwatch 2, but the sources stated that the new game could potentially include a large PVE element, much like Left 4 Dead. This isn’t surprising to hear if this is true, as Overwatch has had many successes with their seasonal PVE events that are held in the game. These events include Junkenstein’s Revenge and the popular Archives event, which takes players back in time to previous key events in the lore of Overwatch.
Blizzard didn’t comment much when asked for a statement, as they didn’t give any names of projects, but they did mention that the possibility of not moving on with a project is always possible, and that they make those decisions based on their values and what they believe makes sense for the company and what they hope players will get the best experience out of.
More news on this subject will be released when it is made available.