Overwatch 2 developer addresses new release date rumors
This week, Blizzard delayed Monitoring 2. To that end, the expectation is that the game will no longer be released in 2022, and that it will now be released in 2023. And that’s a reasonable expectation, especially since Blizzard no longer anticipates the financial benefit that release. of the sequel would bring. for the year. However, meeting those expectations, a gaming community official noted that a â2023â release date is unofficial.
âOne rumor to clear up: I see a lot of people assuming a 2023 launch date is written,â the developer said. âWithout being pedantic, I would like to point out that no release date or beta date was communicated during yesterday’s call for results. Although I am not ready to discuss dates with you here today. Yeah, I want to quash the rumor of a 2023 release date as sort of âofficialâ.
The quote here almost suggests that a 2022 version is still on the table, and it could be, but at this point it seems unlikely. That said, if the quote above doesn’t address that, what does it lead to other than preparing fans for another postponement until 2023? At present, the above quote has only created more speculation. That wasn’t all the community manager had to say though.
âThe news that a team is taking longer than expected with a game is never easy, especially in a case where players have been eagerly awaiting any information on the release, beta, etc.,â added the manager. the community. âThe forums, rRddit and social media have all been a reflection of the frustration many OW players feel today, and that’s okay. Jodie (our new CM, you’ll meet her eventually) and j spent the last day collecting feedback, and today we’re going to wrap it up and send it to those who need to see it. While it’s important that our team do everything in our power to meet the high expectations that we all have for the Overwatch franchise, we also need to be aware of how this affects the community that has grown around our game. In the meantime, I want you all to know that we understand what is happening on the forums. While we still think it’s the right thing to do for the team, the game and, ultimately, the players, we share the emotions today. “
At the moment, we don’t know when Blizzard will talk to us. Monitoring 2, but everything that has been said and shown so far has suggested that the game is not far off. Again, there have long been rumors that the game has serious development issues, so who knows what the future holds for Overwatch Fans.