‘Overwatch’ is Blizzard’s First New Game Since ‘StarCraft’
It’s been a long, long time since Blizzard Entertainment of Diablo fame came out with an all new game (not taking into account the multiple sequels and spin-offs of StarCraft, Hearthstone and Warcraft). And now we’ll soon see them back in action with a new first-person shoot game, Overwatch.
Overwatch was first unveiled on November 7, 2014 at BlizzCon. It is a FPS that emphases on cooperative gameplay using a cast of ‘heroes’. The game is creating quite a buzz, and rightly so when you see what the trailer has to offer. It is a madhouse of continuous action and a variety of playable characters all with a unique skill set.
Overwatch is set in a near-future version of Earth, years after the resolution of the global-scale “Omnic Crisis”. This crisis put all of humanity under threat of the artificially intelligent “Omnic” robots. Overwatch is a task force that was formed to put an end to the Crisis and protect humanity.
It will be interesting to see how Overwatch plays out, with Diablo and World of Warcraft fans already aboard the hype train. Watch the gameplay trailer below and see if you can keep up with all the chaos that ensues.
The beta version of the game is set to come out in the next few months. Like with all Blizzard games, Overwatch will be available only for PC, both Microsoft Windows and OS X.