Whatever we’re getting in Overwatch next week will be a playable, in-game event. Not just a new tease, a new comic or a new short, but actual, playable stuff.
Earlier this week, Blizzard’s Overwatch PR team started teasing some new content. There’s not much available, just a very short and odd video and the promise of something on April 11.
The video does refer to some sort of King’s Row Uprising, but it doesn’t go much further beyond that and some images of omnics, the robot beings in the Overwatch lore.
PCGamesN caught up with Game Director Jeff Kaplan about the tease as part of a larger interview.
“We’ve heard the call that a lot of players want a non-real-world-tied event, meaning they want some sort of set event in the Overwatch world…
…The event is going to be something – when players see the event and play the event, I think they’ll see that we’ve been listening to their feedback…
…We’ve been hearing a lot of desire for more story, people want to know more about the story of Overwatch, they want to know more about the past of Overwatch. I think they want to know more about what’s going on between omnics and humans in this world and how did we get there. I think a lot of that will be answered for them.”
Could we see a huge movement in Overwatch lore?
It’s not likely that we’ll see a single player mode or in-game cutscenes that push the “story” of Overwatch forward by any measure. It does sound like, however, Blizzard hears that players want more in-game content that actually involves the story of Overwatch. They want an event that has nothing to do with a real-world holiday.
They want an event based on an event in the actual Overwatch universe, and it sounds like they might get it.