Since the departure of game director Jeff Kaplan from watch and watch Team, the game sequence seems to have disappeared. after the announcement monitor 2 Will be Drop the second tank hatch of the game’s PvP team battle mode Last May, Blizzard revealed that the game was delayed again.
Now, after another long period of silence, Overwatch Game Director Aaron Keeler has shared a new video message, apologizing to players and acknowledging that the team has let the game’s community down.
“I want to thank our players for their continued support, we realized we weren’t communicating well, we weren’t keeping you informed and frankly let you down when it comes to delivering Overwatch content. We are committed to provide more updates on all things Overwatch 2.”
“Thank you for your dedication, passion, and patience…the entire team can’t wait to get Overwatch 2 in their hands.”
Blizzard President Mike Ybarra also shared a brief message with the Overwatch community. Via social networks:
“Thank you to our players for always guiding us forward. We understand that our content and communication has not met expectations. This is changing in the future.
In the same update, Keeler explained how the team is changing its plan to allow the community to play the sequel sooner. This will start with Blizzard “separating” the PVP features from the PVE system so they can introduce the new PVP mode (including the revised 5V5 team format) sooner.
This new approach will allow the team to deliver “repetitive” PVP content to the live game. Overwatch 2 PVP testing begins this week – with closed alpha testing (including a new hero) and limited to Blizzard employees and key partners such as professional Overwatch players. The first closed PVP beta will also open to the public in April, with more to follow later this year.
When Overwatch 2 was originally announced in November 2019, Blizzard mentioned at the time how existing Overwatch players could access all of its PvP multiplayer content.
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