Blizzard announces a new IP at BlizzCon called “Overwatch”
In front of a live crowd of more than 25,000 BlizzCon 2014 attendees in Anaheim on Friday, as well as millions of online viewers of the event’s life stream, Blizzard Entertainment, the makers of the infinitely popular World of Warcraft. announced a new game called Overwatch which the company described as a pick-up-and-play first-person shooter featuring an amazing cast of heroes and set in an all-new Blizzard game universe, according to Forbes.
“Overwatch is our take on a vibrant, near-future universe with amped-up characters and action-packed team-based gameplay,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment, as quoted by Polygon. “With every new Blizzard game, we look at our favorite aspects of a genre and put our own spin on things. Our goal with Overwatch is to create an awesome FPS experience that’s more accessible to a much wider audience while delivering the action and depth that shooter fans love.”
The game will feature numerous different classes to choose from, all of which can be augmented and improves by the player in order to create a well-balanced team or creatively combine their powers. Ubergizmo quotes Blizzard, who describes it as: “Harnessing the power of their hero of choice, players will join forces in teams of six and battle each other across a range of futuristic global locations, from the hologram-lit streets of London to a bazaar in the shadows of a high-tech Egyptian pyramid.”