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[Overwatch] Release: May 24th / Animated shorts coming this Spring!

KoopahTroopahKoopahTroopah The koopas, the troopas.Philadelphia, PARegistered User regular
edited March 2016 in Games and Technology
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Overwatch - Currently Closed Beta
Created by Blizzard Entertainment
PS4, XBOXONE, and PC
$40 - PC Base, $60 - Console Base, $130 - Collector's edition
Release Date - May 24th, 2016
PlayOverwatch.com

Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer shooter with objective based modes in with maximum teams of 6 players. The game is designed around several classes where each character has unique abilities, with a cartoon art style similar to that found in Team Fortress 2 or in Pixar Animation movies.

Official Cinematic Trailer -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqnKB22pOC0

Official Gameplay Trailer -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dushZybUYnM

Backstory -

Welcome to Overwatch™ Soldiers. Scientists. Adventurers. Oddities. In a time of global crisis, an international task force of heroes banded together to restore peace to a war-torn world: OVERWATCH.

It ended the crisis and helped to maintain peace in the decades that followed, inspiring an era of exploration, innovation, and discovery. But after many years, Overwatch's influence waned, and it was eventually disbanded. Overwatch is gone… but the world still needs heroes.

Currently Announced Heroes -

Overwatch features a wide array of unique heroes, ranging from a time-jumping adventurer, to an armored, rocket-hammer-wielding warrior, to a transcendent robot monk. Every hero plays differently, and mastering their abilities is the key to unlocking their potential. No two heroes are the same. Whether you're engaging in combat on the front line, providing defensive cover with your energy shield, or supporting your allies by amplifying their damage, every hero's abilities are designed to be effective as part of a team. Learning to utilize your abilities in concert with your teammates' is the key to victory.

Offense -

100px-Icon-Soldier76.png?version=90f3038a6f219d920b5ef0e6a9bca486 - Soldier: 76
Soldier: 76 Gameplay Preview -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBbWxfEbZFc
  • REAL NAME: UNKNOWN, AGE: UNKNOWN
  • OCCUPATION: VIGILANTE
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: UNKNOWN
  • AFFILIATION: OVERWATCH (FORMERLY)
Abilities:
Heavy Pulse Rifle - Soldier: 76’s rifle remains particularly steady while unloading fully-automatic pulse fire.
Helix Rockets - Tiny rockets spiral out of Soldier: 76’s Pulse Rifle in a single burst. The rockets’ explosion damages enemies in a small radius.
Sprint - Whether he needs to evade a firefight or get back into one, Soldier: 76 can rush ahead in a burst of speed. His sprint ends if he takes an action other than charging forward.
Biotic Field - Soldier: 76 plants a biotic emitter on the ground. Its energy projection restores health to 76 and any of his squadmates within the field.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: TACTICAL VISOR - Soldier: 76’s pinpoint targeting visor “locks” his aim on the threat closest to his crosshairs. If an enemy leaves his line of sight, Soldier: 76 can quickly switch to another target.

100px-Icon-mccree.png - McCree
McCree Gameplay Preview -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkoRX2n9TSA
  • REAL NAME: JESSE MCCREE, AGE: 37
  • OCCUPATION: BOUNTY HUNTER
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO, USA
  • AFFILIATION: OVERWATCH (FORMERLY)
Abilities:
Peacekeeper - McCree fires off a round from his trusty six-shooter. He can fan the Peacekeeper’s hammer to swiftly unload the entire chamber.
Combat Roll - McCree dives in the direction he’s moving, effortlessly reloading his Peacekeeper in the process.
Flashbang - McCree heaves a blinding grenade that explodes shortly after it leaves his hand. The blast staggers enemies in a small radius.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: DEADEYE - Focus. Mark. Draw. McCree takes a few precious moments to aim; when he’s ready to fire, he shoots every enemy in his line of sight. The weaker his targets are, the faster he’ll line up a killshot.

Icon-reaper.png - Reaper
Reaper Gameplay Preview -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK4WSF0rCcM
  • REAL NAME: UNKNOWN, AGE: UNKNOWN
  • OCCUPATION: MERCENARY
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: UNKNOWN
  • AFFILIATION: UNKNOWN
Abilities:
Hellfire Shotguns - Reaper tears enemies apart with twin shotguns.
Wraithfire Form - Reaper becomes a shadow for a short period of time. While in this form, he takes no damage and is able to pass through enemies, but cannot fire his weapons or use other abilities.
Shadow Step - After marking a destination, Reaper disappears and reappears at that location.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: DEATH BLOSSOM - In a blur of motion, Reaper empties both hellfire shotguns at breakneck speed, dealing massive damage to all nearby enemies.

Icon-tracer.png - Tracer
Tracer Gameplay Preview -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SvYmsNCWsw
  • REAL NAME: LENA OXTON, AGE: 26
  • OCCUPATION: ADVENTURER
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: LONDON, ENGLAND
  • AFFILIATION: OVERWATCH (FORMERLY)
Abilities:
Pulse Pistols - Tracer rapid-fires both of her pistols.
Blink - Tracer zips horizontally through space in the direction she’s moving, and reappears several yards away. She stores up to three charges of the blink ability and generates more every few seconds.
Recall - Tracer bounds backward in time, returning her health, ammo and position on the map to precisely where they were a few seconds before.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: PULSE BOMB - Tracer lobs a large bomb that adheres to any surface or unfortunate opponent it lands on. After a brief delay, the bomb explodes, dealing high damage to all enemies within its blast radius.

Icon-hanzo.png - Hanzo
Hanzo Gameplay Preview -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOVb9x0zd6M
  • REAL NAME: HANZO SHIMADA, AGE: 38
  • OCCUPATION: MERCENARY, ASSASSIN
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: HANAMURA, JAPAN (FORMERLY)
  • AFFILIATION: SHIMADA CLAN
Abilities:
Storm Bow - Hanzo nocks and fires an arrow at his target.
Sonic Aarow - Hanzo launches an arrow that contains a sonar tracking device. Any enemy within its detection radius is visibly marked, making them easier for Hanzo and his allies to hunt down.
Scatter Aarow - Hanzo shoots a fragmenting arrow that ricochets off walls and objects and can strike multiple targets at once.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: DRAGON STRIKE - Hanzo summons a Spirit Dragon which travels through the air in a line. It passes through walls in its way, devouring any enemies it encounters.

Icon-pharah.png - Pharah
Pharah Gameplay Preview -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks-mLJS0pe8
  • REAL NAME: FAREEHA AMARI, AGE: 32
  • OCCUPATION: SECURITY CHIEF
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: GIZA, EGYPT
  • AFFILIATION: HELIX SECURITY INTERNATIONAL
Abilities:
Rocket Launcher - Pharah’s primary weapon launches rockets that deal significant damage in a wide blast radius.
Jump Jet - Propelled by her suit’s thrusters, Pharah soars high into the air.
Concussive Blast - Pharah looses a wrist rocket that knocks back any enemies it strikes and deals immense damage to shields and barriers.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: BARRAGE - Pharah directs a continuous salvo of mini-rockets to destroy groups of enemies.

Defense -

Icon-torbjorn.png - Torbjörn
Torbjörn Gameplay Preview -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ev0ZgWhGVuo
  • REAL NAME: TORBJÖRN LINDHOLM, AGE: 57
  • OCCUPATION: WEAPONS DESIGNER
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN
  • AFFILIATION: OVERWATCH (FORMERLY)
Abilities:
Rivet Gun - Torbjörn fires rivets at long range, or ejects molten metal from his gun in a short, close-range burst.
Forge Hammer - Torbjörn uses his multipurpose hammer to build, upgrade and repair turrets. In a pinch, it can also be swung as a weapon.
Build Turret - Torbjörn constructs an enemy-tracking autocannon. He can use the scrap he collects from dead enemies and allies to repair or upgrade it, increasing its health and adding a second cannon barrel and a rocket launcher.
Armor Pack - Torbjörn deploys an armor upgrade; either he or his allies can pick it up to absorb some damage.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: MOLTEN CORE - After overheating his personal forge, Torbjörn gains a significant amount of armor and scrap. He also attacks (and builds and repairs turrets) far faster than normal.

Icon-widowmaker.png - Widowmaker
Widowmaker Gameplay Preview -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvPp6XbbTb0
  • REAL NAME: AMÉLIE LACROIX, AGE: 33
  • OCCUPATION: ASSASSIN
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: ANNECY, FRANCE
  • AFFILIATION: TALON
Abilities:
Widow's Kiss - Widowmaker’s versatile sniper rifle is ideal for scope-aimed shots at distant targets. Should targets close to medium range, the rifle can also be fired in fully-automatic mode.
Grappling Hook - Widowmaker launches a grappling hook towards the location she’s aiming at – when the hook connects with a scalable surface, she’s quickly drawn towards it, allowing her to expand her view of the battlefield and evade or flank targets.
Venom Mine - Widowmaker adheres a swiftly-arming venom mine to nearly any surface. When a target wanders within range of the mine’s motion trigger, it explodes, delivering poison gas to any enemies in the vicinity.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: INFRA-SIGHT - Widowmaker’s recon visor allows her to see the heat signatures of her targets through walls and objects for a moderate amount of time. This enhanced vision is shared with her allies.

Icon-bastion.png - Bastion
Bastion Gameplay Preview -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4D1C7JU7ts
  • REAL NAME: SST LABORATORIES SIEGE AUTOMATON E54, “BASTION" , AGE: 30
  • OCCUPATION: BATTLE AUTOMATON
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: UNKNOWN
  • AFFILIATION: NONE
Abilities:
Configuration: Assault - In Assault mode, Bastion is fully mobile, outfitted with a submachine gun that fires steady bursts of bullets at medium range.
Configuration: Siege - In Siege mode, Bastion is a stationary powerhouse protected by a forward-facing shield and equipped with a gatling gun capable of unleashing a hail of bullets. The gun's aim can be "walked" across multiple targets, dealing devastating damage at short to medium range.
Reconfigure - Bastion transforms between its two primary combat modes to adapt to battlefield conditions.
Self-repair - Bastion restores its health; it cannot move or fire weapons while the repair process is in effect.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: REMOTE MINE - Bastion remotely places a mine that triggers when an enemy arrives within range. The explosion deals substantial damage in its blast radius.

Tank -

Icon-zarya.png - Zarya
Zarya Gameplay Preview -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2Jzt0HGixY
  • REAL NAME: ALEKSANDRA ZARYANOVA, AGE: 28
  • OCCUPATION: SOLDIER
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: KRASNOYARSK FRONT, RUSSIA
  • AFFILIATION: RUSSIAN DEFENSE FORCES
Abilities:
Particle Cannon - Zarya’s mighty Particle Cannon unleashes a short-range beam of destructive energy. Alternatively, Zarya can lob an explosive charge to strike multiple opponents.
Particle Barrier - The Particle Cannon can emit a personal barrier that shields Zarya against incoming attacks, redirecting their energy to enhance her weapon’s damage and the width of its beam.
Projected Barrier - Zarya surrounds one of her teammates with an energy barrier that simultaneously absorbs fire and boosts the power of her Particle Cannon.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: GRAVITON SURGE - Zarya launches a gravity bomb that draws in enemy combatants and deals damage while they’re trapped.

Icon-reinhardt.png - Reinhardt
Reinhardt Gameplay Preview -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLFbm6YckoU
  • REAL NAME: REINHARDT WILHELM, AGE: 61
  • OCCUPATION: ADVENTURER
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: STUTTGART, GERMANY
  • AFFILIATION: OVERWATCH (FORMERLY)
Abilities:
Rocket Hammer - Reinhardt’s Rocket Hammer is an exemplary melee weapon, able to deal punishing damage in a wide arc with every swing.
Shield - Reinhardt projects a broad, forward-facing energy shield, which can absorb substantial damage before it is destroyed. Though Reinhardt can protect himself and his companions behind the shield, he cannot attack while sustaining it.
Charge - Reinhardt charges forth in a straight line, grabbing hold of enemies in his path. If he collides with a wall, foes he’s carrying suffer extreme damage.
Fire Strike - By whipping his Rocket Hammer forward, Reinhardt slings a flaming projectile which pierces and damages any enemies it touches.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: EARTHSHATTER - Reinhardt forcefully slams his rocket hammer into the ground, knocking down and damaging all enemies in front of him.

Icon-winston.png - Winston
Winston Gameplay Preview -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNJ42WCOxV0
  • REAL NAME: WINSTON, AGE: 29
  • OCCUPATION: SCIENTIST, ADVENTURER
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: HORIZON LUNAR COLONY (FORMERLY)
  • AFFILIATION: OVERWATCH (FORMERLY)
Abilities:
Tesla Cannon - Winston’s weapon fires a short-range electric barrage for as long as he holds down the trigger.
Jump Pack - Assisted by his energy pack, Winston lunges through the air, dealing significant damage and staggering nearby enemies when he lands.
Shield Projector - Winston’s shield projector extends a bubble-shaped field that absorbs damage until it's destroyed. Allies protected by the shield can return fire from within it.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: PRIMAL RAGE - Winston embraces his animal nature, significantly boosting his health and making him very difficult to kill, strengthening his melee attack, and allowing him to use his Jump Pack ability more frequently. While raging, Winston can only make melee and Jump Pack attacks.

Support -

Icon-Lucio.png - Lúcio
Lúcio Gameplay Preview -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-j6vpuRfdfU
  • REAL NAME: LÚCIO CORREIA DOS SANTOS, AGE: 26
  • OCCUPATION: DJ; FREEDOM FIGHTER
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
  • AFFILIATION: NONE
Abilities:
Sonic Amplifier - Lúcio can hit his enemies with sonic projectiles or knock them back with a blast of sound.
Crossfade - Lúcio continuously energizes himself—and nearby teammates—with music. He can switch between two songs: one amplifies movement speed, while the other regenerates health.
Amp It Up - Lúcio increases the volume on his speakers, boosting the effects of his songs.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: SOUND BARRIER - Protective waves radiate out from Lúcio’s Sonic Amplifier, briefly providing him and nearby allies with personal shields.

Icon-mercy.png - Mercy
Mercy Gameplay Preview -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l-ytDZWVFI
  • REAL NAME: ANGELA ZIEGLER, AGE: 34
  • OCCUPATION: FIELD MEDIC, FIRST RESPONDER
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND
  • AFFILIATION: OVERWATCH (FORMERLY)
Abilities:
Caduceus Staff - Mercy engages one of two beams that connect to an ally. By maintaining the beams, she can either restore that ally’s health or increase the amount of damage they deal.
Caduceus Blaster - Mercy shoots a round from her sidearm. It's best reserved for emergency personal defense.
Guardian Angel - Mercy flies towards a targeted ally, allowing her to reach them quickly and provide assistance in crucial moments.
Angelic Descent - Propelled by her Valkyrie suit, Mercy slows the speed of her descent from great heights.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: RESURRECT - Mercy radiates restorative power, bringing nearby dead allies back into the fight with full health.

Icon-symmetra.png - Symmetra
Symmetra Gameplay Preview -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0TPg0rgmBo
  • REAL NAME: SATYA VASWANI, AGE: 28
  • OCCUPATION: ARCHITECH
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: UTOPAEA, INDIA
  • AFFILIATION: VISHKAR CORPORATION
Abilities:
Photon Projector - Symmetra’s weapon emits a short-range beam that homes in on a nearby enemy, dealing continuous damage that increases the longer it is connected. The projector can also release a charged energy ball that deals high damage.
Sentry Turret - Symmetra sets up a small turret that automatically fires speed-reducing blasts at the nearest enemy within range. Several turrets can be built on the battlefield at once.
Photon Shield - Symmetra surrounds an ally with a hard-light shield that absorbs damage and persists as long as that ally remains alive.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: TELEPORTER - Symmetra places a teleporter exit pad at her current location, and connects it to a teleporter entry pad at her team’s starting point. Allies can travel through the entry pad to the exit pad instantly, enabling them to return to the fight swiftly after being defeated.

Icon-zenyatta.png - Zenyatta
Zenyatta Gameplay Preview -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBXpKdmJBLU
  • REAL NAME: TEKHARTHA ZENYATTA, AGE: 20
  • OCCUPATION: WANDERING GURU, ADVENTURER
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: SHAMBALI MONASTERY, NEPAL (FORMERLY)
  • AFFILIATION: THE SHAMBALI (FORMERLY)
Abilities:
Orb of Destruction - Zenyatta projects his destructive energy orbs either individually, or in a rapid-fire volley after a few seconds spent gathering power.
Orb of Harmony - Zenyatta casts an orb over the shoulder of a targeted ally. So long as Zenyatta remains alive, the orb slowly restores health to his ally. Only one ally can receive the orb's benefit at a time.
Orb of Discord - Attaching the orb of discord to an opponent amplifies the amount of damage they receive for as long as Zenyatta lives. Only one opponent can suffer the orb's effects at a time.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: TRANSCENDENCE - Zenyatta enters a state of heightened existence for a short period of time. While transcendent, Zenyatta cannot use abilities or weapons, but is immune to damage and automatically restores his health and that of nearby allies.

Currently Announced Locations -

- Payload -
King's Row: England
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Watchpoint: Gebraltar
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- Point Capture -
Temple of Anubis: Egypt
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Hanamura: Japan
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Volskaya Industries: Russia
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Numbani: Africa
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OP to be updated as more info comes out. Go sign up for beta and join the Overwatch!

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  • KoopahTroopahKoopahTroopah The koopas, the troopas. Philadelphia, PARegistered User regular
    edited October 2015
    Click Here for a list of current PA users in Closed Beta!!

    Panel Notes from Blizzcon 2014:
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    Story
    • The game is set on Earth, 60 years in the future
    • Robots became very common in the future and they went crazy, attacking cities all over the world. The war that resulted against the robots was the Omnic (?) Crisis.
    • The strike team that took on the robots was Overwatch.
    • For the next 30 years after the war, Overwatch was a worldwide agency that displayed how great people could be when they came together, representing heroism and sacrifice.
    • In the last few years, Overwatch started to fall apart.

    Gameplay
    • Chris Metzen is only doing one voice in this game.
    • Blizzard has been making competitive PvP games for a long time and this will be yet another.
    • Overwatch will have some dark gritty areas, but it will mostly be a world you will want to come back to.
    • The game is all about heroes.
    • The game will be accessible with non-twitch options.
    • You can do things other than put a crosshair over targets, as that is what drives people away from other shooters.
    • The game is less-lethal. You will die, but you should die less frequently than in current modern military shooters. With more time alive, you are able to do more interesting things and interact with your team more.
    • The teams are going to be 6v6, which is just big enough to make it fun.
    • There are Payload and Capture Point maps, no deathmatch mode.
    • The game is focused on Heroes, not classes. Each hero has a unique story.
    • There are 12 playable characters at Blizzcon, with many more to come.
    • Tracer has a ~10 meter teleport / blink that uses energy. Enough energy to do 3 blinks in a row.
    • Tracer has Recall, which puts her back where she was 3 seconds ago. This also includes health, ammo, and energy.
    • Lots of the story is going to take place outside of the game, unlike previous Blizzard games.
    • Regenerate ult by doing and taking damage.

    Hero Roles
    • Offense - Scout, harass, press the objective, high damage. (Pharah, Reaper, Tracer, Hanzo)
    • Defense - Guard locations, create choke points, establish a front. (Widowmaker, Bastion, Torbjorn)
    • Tank - Protectors, high survivability, disruption, lead the charge, have armor to reduce damage. (Reinhardt, Winston)
    • Support - Heal, buff, utility. (Zenyatta, Mercy, Symmetra)

    Maps and Game Modes
    • Exotic worldwide locations
    • Simple objectives
    • Encourage hero mobility
    • Team focus encounters
    • Temple of Anubis - At the base of a technological pyramid.
    • Hanamura - Temple grounds, homeland of Hanzo.
    • King's Row - 30 years ago there was a population of robots that lived below the streets. People were going to send an EMP underground to destroy them.
    • You can change to another hero every time you die.

    Q&A
    • They aren't talking about the cost yet, so no idea if it will be free to play, a one time purchase, or something else.
    • There are elements of Titan in Overwatch, both were Earth based, there were some shared ideas, but it is different from Titan.
    • There is no customization to the gameplay. Initially there was a robust customization system, but there are too many heroes to keep track of all of the customization that can be done. Customization works in Heroes of the Storm because it is a slower paced game.
    • Overwatch will be on PC, consoles are something they can look at in the future.
    • It is too early to talk about system requirements, but they should be reasonable, just like other Blizzard games.
    • The game will be balanced so that two of a hero on a team will be okay, but more than that will likely put you at a disadvantage.
    • They aren't ready to talk about skins, leveling, or achievement systems yet, but they are all good ideas.
    • There is party chat and team chat, with party chat being your group that you queued with. The team is also working on VO and chat communication.
    • There will be some kind of long term progression in the game.
    • The team is looking at outside Voice Chat options, as players prefer that over in game chat usually.

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  • lazegamerlazegamer The magnanimous cyberspaceRegistered User regular
    How in the ever loving hell did they manage to keep this a secret?

    I would download a car.
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  • LorahaloLorahalo Registered User regular
    The artstyle looks awesome. That map with the cherry blossoms looked sweet.

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  • WingedWeaselWingedWeasel Registered User regular
    Any mention of platforms? Obviously they will produce for PC, but anything for consoles? Cant stand shooters on PC

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  • VariableVariable Mouth Congress Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    was it clear to anyone if this is like separate factions or do characters just represent different classes? (characters are clearly dif classes just not sure who can team up)

    from the first movie it seemed like say winston and the reaper couldn't be on the same team but idk if that's a fact.

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  • KoopahTroopahKoopahTroopah The koopas, the troopas. Philadelphia, PARegistered User regular
    edited November 2014
    Fan recorded version of the Pixar-animation trailer here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiGAYi0Qi3A

    Will post legit versions when released.

    Edit - better fan version, will still probably get removed from youtube.

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  • DonnictonDonnicton Registered User regular
    The trailer was Blizzney as hell, I was hoping up and down it wasn't going to be another figurine game.

  • TalithTalith 変態という名の紳士 Miami, FLRegistered User regular
    I wonder if this is what they were able to salvage from project Titan. So far it sounds like it is hitting all the right check boxes though.

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  • EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    With a roster that big I'm willing to speculate about some F2P model.

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  • Handsome CostanzaHandsome Costanza Ask me about 8bitdo RIP Iwata-sanRegistered User regular
    This is what project TITAN turned into.

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  • 815165815165 Registered User regular
    the sniper has a grapple hook

    have i ever told you guys how i feel about grapple hooks

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  • EnigmedicEnigmedic Registered User regular
    I wonder how long theyve been working on it, and what engine it's running on. I remember when SC2 came out they did release some videos of what the SC2 editor could do and one of the things they showed was that it could be used to create an FPS. someone at the company could have taken that demo and expanded it and someone was like "whoa we could turn this into a game with some polish"

    Id like to declare myself a Mercy fanboy. I'm not sure anyone could ever nail something I want to play more than a flying angel healer, i think she had some kind of british/french accent too.

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  • Kevin CristKevin Crist I make the devil hit his knees and say the 'our father'Registered User regular
  • CrayonCrayon Sleeps in the wrong bed. TejasRegistered User regular
    Yep, I bet Gearbox is crapping themselves right about.....now.

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  • LorahaloLorahalo Registered User regular
    Any mention of platforms? Obviously they will produce for PC, but anything for consoles? Cant stand shooters on PC

    I'm guessing just PC to start with, with maybe a console port at some time in the future. Blizzard doesn't really do consoles, but they haven't really made games suited to console before. D3 on console was apparently pretty good, so it might make it there eventually.

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  • LorahaloLorahalo Registered User regular
    This is what project TITAN turned into.

    I doubt it. Titan was canned, not changed into another game.

    I have a podcast about Digimon called the Digital Moncast, on Audio Entropy.
  • 815165815165 Registered User regular
    The gameplay looked super low fov so maybe a hint at a console release.

  • DonnictonDonnicton Registered User regular
    815165 wrote: »
    The gameplay looked super low fov so maybe a hint at a console release.

    And a TotalBiscuit rage vid if it isn't adjustable.

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  • ScosglenScosglen Registered User regular
    There's no way this game isn't free to play right? The variety of characters seems to heavily suggest another LoL type character economy.

    Interested in trying it, regardless.

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  • LorahaloLorahalo Registered User regular
    I bloody well hope it's adjustable or I'm not even gonna touch it. I can't handle a low fov, it just doesn't happen.

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  • crucialityfactorcrucialityfactor Registered User regular
    So it looks like they had a link at the end of their video for playoverwatch.com. Doesn't look like it's a site yet though. :?

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  • LorahaloLorahalo Registered User regular
    It's probably just crashed. Beta signups are open on Battle.net, enable on the account screen like every other Blizzard beta.

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  • lionheart_mlionheart_m Registered User regular
    I just wish Metzen said something besides soon (tm). At least he said it was nearer than we think.

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  • WassermeloneWassermelone Registered User regular
    edited November 2014
    Lorahalo wrote: »
    This is what project TITAN turned into.

    I doubt it. Titan was canned, not changed into another game.

    Nope. This is absolutely entirely completely something that came from Titan. This was probably the pvp portion of Titan the MMO. What, you think they pulled another scifi fps out of their ass in 2 months?

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    edited November 2014
    Lorahalo wrote: »
    This is what project TITAN turned into.

    I doubt it. Titan was canned, not changed into another game.

    No I'm not speculating, I actually know. When TITAN was cancelled the team was rolled into Overwatch as well as elements of the project itself.
    I'd tell you my source but I dont think he or she would like that very much.

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  • KoopahTroopahKoopahTroopah The koopas, the troopas. Philadelphia, PARegistered User regular
    Site is up. Playoverwatch.com. The beta tab just takes you to your beta settings in battle.net, so you can opt in there as well.

  • EnigmedicEnigmedic Registered User regular
    so if overwatch is coming out soon(lol) does that mean there will be an open dev team to work on a wc4?

  • fortyforty Registered User regular
    That was a nice Disney or Dreamworks short. So what's Blizzard doing?

  • crucialityfactorcrucialityfactor Registered User regular
    Site is up. Playoverwatch.com. The beta tab just takes you to your beta settings in battle.net, so you can opt in there as well.

    My post must have fixed it. 8-)

  • FireflashFireflash Montreal, QCRegistered User regular
    I'm convinced this will be a Free2Play model. Looks to have a big focus on unique abilities, which I like a lot!

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  • lionheart_mlionheart_m Registered User regular
    Traversal...lots of traversal options. I like.

    Also, that rewind time ability could be so annoying.

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  • KoopahTroopahKoopahTroopah The koopas, the troopas. Philadelphia, PARegistered User regular
    Reaper looks OP from the trailer. He walks into a room and whirlwinds like 4-5 kills in a couple seconds.

  • dispatch.odispatch.o Registered User regular
    edited November 2014
    The game looks very F2P. I don't think that's a good thing. I'll remain cautiously hopeful, but right now it does not look like a very unique or interesting game. It's almost like they're 2-3 years behind on what counts as innovative or something. I guess we'll have to hope for excessive polish and a good alpha / beta to show how well they adapt, something which Heroes of the Storm has made me doubtful blizzard can still do.

    Edit: The cast they showed off looks like some of the least unique things a high school otaku could come up with in history class.

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  • KoopahTroopahKoopahTroopah The koopas, the troopas. Philadelphia, PARegistered User regular
    Kotaku posted a press release from Blizzard:
    Here's Blizzard describing the game in a press release:

    The action of Overwatch takes place in a technologically advanced, highly stylized future earth. In a time of global crisis, an international task force of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities known as Overwatch had come together to restore peace to a war-torn world. After many years, the group's influence waned, and it was eventually disbanded. Overwatch might be gone now . . . but the world still needs heroes.

    With an emphasis on accessibility and pure fun, Overwatch brings Blizzard's signature easy-to-learn, hard-to-master gameplay to the FPS genre. 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. Every battlefield is iconic and built to highlight each character's unique abilities, and fights can shift from streets to rooftops to open skies within the span of a breath.

    "Overwatch is our take on a vibrant, near-future universe with amped-up characters and action-packed team-based gameplay," saidMike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "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 heroes of Overwatch each bring their own distinct weapons and superabilities to bear. Here's just a glimpse of the numerous heroes that will ultimately fill Overwatch's rosters:

    Tracer, a former British test pilot who shrugs at danger, can execute impossible acrobatic assaults thanks to her ability to teleport, drop energy bombs, and even reverse time.
    Reinhardt, a hulking German soldier in battle armor, can charge great distances and pin his enemies to a wall or slam the ground with his rocket hammer to knock them off their feet.
    Hanzo, a bow-wielding Japanese mercenary, has the ability to scale walls with his bare hands, fire off a tracking device that illuminates nearby enemies for his team, and unleash a huge spirit dragon that does grievous damage to all enemies in its path.
    Symmetra, an Indian architech, manipulates light and energy to shield her allies and damage her enemies—and she can turn the tide of any battle by building a device that instantly transports her teammates to the front lines.
    The beta will be out in 2015.

    Overwatch is a reworked version of the PVP portions of Blizzard's Titan, the long-in-development MMO that was overhauled in mid-2013. Despite reports earlier this year that Titan had been cancelled, the game was actually turned into Overwatch last year, according to a person familiar with the project.

    It looks like they've kept some of the class names—like Reaper—that we reported on last month.

  • LA:LA: United StatesRegistered User regular
    edited November 2014
    The site has character descriptions and videos of their skills up already.

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  • dispatch.odispatch.o Registered User regular
    Kotaku posted a press release from Blizzard:
    Here's Blizzard describing the game in a press release:

    The action of Overwatch takes place in a technologically advanced, highly stylized future earth. In a time of global crisis, an international task force of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities known as Overwatch had come together to restore peace to a war-torn world. After many years, the group's influence waned, and it was eventually disbanded. Overwatch might be gone now . . . but the world still needs heroes.

    With an emphasis on accessibility and pure fun, Overwatch brings Blizzard's signature easy-to-learn, hard-to-master gameplay to the FPS genre. 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. Every battlefield is iconic and built to highlight each character's unique abilities, and fights can shift from streets to rooftops to open skies within the span of a breath.

    "Overwatch is our take on a vibrant, near-future universe with amped-up characters and action-packed team-based gameplay," saidMike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "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 heroes of Overwatch each bring their own distinct weapons and superabilities to bear. Here's just a glimpse of the numerous heroes that will ultimately fill Overwatch's rosters:

    Tracer, a former British test pilot who shrugs at danger, can execute impossible acrobatic assaults thanks to her ability to teleport, drop energy bombs, and even reverse time.
    Reinhardt, a hulking German soldier in battle armor, can charge great distances and pin his enemies to a wall or slam the ground with his rocket hammer to knock them off their feet.
    Hanzo, a bow-wielding Japanese mercenary, has the ability to scale walls with his bare hands, fire off a tracking device that illuminates nearby enemies for his team, and unleash a huge spirit dragon that does grievous damage to all enemies in its path.
    Symmetra, an Indian architech, manipulates light and energy to shield her allies and damage her enemies—and she can turn the tide of any battle by building a device that instantly transports her teammates to the front lines.
    The beta will be out in 2015.

    Overwatch is a reworked version of the PVP portions of Blizzard's Titan, the long-in-development MMO that was overhauled in mid-2013. Despite reports earlier this year that Titan had been cancelled, the game was actually turned into Overwatch last year, according to a person familiar with the project.

    It looks like they've kept some of the class names—like Reaper—that we reported on last month.

    Ahh, it being former MMO content explains a lot of what looks wrong with it to me. Maybe they can finish carving those bits off during Alpha.

    Still really let down by the cliche cast.

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  • November FifthNovember Fifth Registered User regular
    edited November 2014
    Lorahalo wrote: »
    This is what project TITAN turned into.

    I doubt it. Titan was canned, not changed into another game.

    No I'm not speculating, I actually know. When TITAN was cancelled the team was rolled into Overwatch as well as elements of the project itself.
    I'd tell you my source but I dont think he or she would like that very much.

    Jason Schreier is commenting on this on Twitter:

    https://twitter.com/jasonschreier

    "Yep, this is the reworked version of Titan. Overwatch!"

    "So the social elements of Titan were stripped out, the PVP was reworked, and Overwatch is what's left."

    "Looks like they kept a lot of the class names from Titan, like Reaper."

    "Blizzard never actually cancelled Titan this year, despite reports. It's just been Overwatch since 2013."

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  • GONG-00GONG-00 Registered User regular
    At least the Japanese merc named Hanzo is not wielding a katana...

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  • EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    dispatch.o wrote: »
    It's almost like they're 2-3 years behind on what counts as innovative or something.

    That's Blizzard for you. People said the same thing about WoW and Starcraft.

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