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Blizzard announces new game called Overwatch

Discussion in 'Diablo 3 General Discussion' started by Rushster, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. Rushster

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    Blizzard announces new game called Overwatch

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    This is not Diablo 3 news but it's important. Blizzard has announced a new franchise and title called Overwatch. The game is a team based shooter featuring an all-new cast of Blizzard characters.

    The man in charge of the development is Jeff Kaplan and it's due for release next year. The game looks fast and furious and it shares some similarities with Team Fortress 2 but has its own unique Blizzard style as you'd expect.

    The official website is now live with beta sign-ups and the trailers are also up on IncGamers.
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  2. Yoo

    Yoo IncGamers Member

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    Is this Titan? I've been following what's up and coming and I don't recall anything about a new game.
     
  3. Rushster

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    No, Titan was cancelled.
     
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    Titan was supposed to be MMO but was cancelled (they announced it some time ago). But instead they made Overwatch I guess (maybe it evolved from Titan). And no, they didn't say anything, anywhere about Overwatch before.
     
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    Yes, I know they announced Titan was cancelled. I'm speculating if the cancellation was a ruse. Overwatch seems to be quite far along by Blizz standards.
     
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    The setting and style seem too similar to the Titan rumors. This definitely looks like a stripped down, non-MMO version of what Titan may have been. Again, that's just going by the rumors of what Titan was, which most people never saw.

    The trailer was stupid, and doesn't seem to match the "mood" of the game. Gameplay looks pretty good, but in my old age, I'm pretty much over MOBAs and Shooters, aka, what this game is. Feels free to play/micro-transaction, too, just like Heroes of the Storm.
     
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    There were speculations around a few months ago when Blizzard was registering trademark and domains, though these were far off, as we know now. Afair the conclusion then was akin to Overwatch being tied to expansions of the already existing universes, perhaps even the first planned expansions for Hearthstone or the yet to release Heroes of Nevereth already in the making. So no, no ties to Titan. (Except perhaps in the way Namik speaks of...)
     
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    Where? Every other company is trying freemium forced multiplayer shovelware too, b/c that's where the money is. Guess there's always solitaire and DOSBox...
     
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    That was exactly my first impression as well. It would make sense for them to "pick up the pieces", so to speak, and reuse the assets on the failed project to save money if they wanted to push it into another to make up their losses. I'm just surprised they announced a new franchise at all, especially a shooter which Blizzard isn't exactly known for. I'm just a tad bit concerned that this is supposed to release next year and that Titan was cancelled so soon prior to this game's announcement.
     
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    mmm interesting. I knew it was coming but not what it was or that it was coming at this Blizzcon.
     
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    yeh, I liked Team Fortress 2.
     

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