Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan posted a new video on the Overwatch channel with his usual friendly tone. The video consists of simply him speaking into the camera for six minutes, going through the new map, the announcement window for Overwatch 2 and ends by sharing his thoughts on this year and how it affected the Overwatch team and fans.
The sequel to the game was announced more than a year ago at BlizzCon 2019 and at the time it was said that it was a long way from the launch of the game. It appears that this is still the case, although at least they confirmed that they will show more of this title in February 2012, when BlizzCon Online opens.
For now we will have to “settle” for a new map, Kanezaka. According to Kaplan, a new developer named “Morton” is responsible for the entire level design at the foot of Hanamura Castle, another level in the game. “This is not just any setting,” said Kaplan, who also revealed that they plan to tell small details about the brothers Hanzo and Genji with this new map.
Kanezaka will debut on the PTR (Test Realms) this December and will join the game formally in early 2021, “mid-January at the latest,” according to Kaplan.
More details on Overwatch 2 are expected to be released in February, which we only know will add single-player content in the form of missions against robots. In addition, it will improve the graphics, animations and add personalized skills for each character.
The best part is that all Overwatch owners will have access to all of these enhancements except for the PvE content. So competitive players in online mode will receive what will basically be a free update.