Overwatch 2 Govt Producer Denies RTO Coverage Inflicting Modifications to PvE

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Blizzard Leisure dropped the information just lately that Overwatch 2’s promised PvE Hero Mode and Skills had been scrapped. As an alternative, the crew will deal with releasing story missions as a part of its Seasons and Hero Mastery missions.

Sport director Aaron Keller and government producer Jared Neuss defined the explanations for pivoting away from earlier plans. Nonetheless, there was a rumor began by Twitter consumer @ClearTogether that PvE would have occurred have been it not for Blizzard’s obligatory Return to Workplace (RTO) coverage. Although retracting the unique tweet as a result of not verifying sources, Neuss addressed all of it the identical.

“I’ve seen hypothesis that the modifications to PvE scope on Overwatch 2 are associated to Blizzard’s RTO coverage. For the document, that isn’t true. Managing PvE and PvP improvement concurrently has been a problem for the crew for years. It’s a much less thrilling headline, but it surely’s actuality.

“We’ll go right into a bit extra historic element within the subsequent Director’s Take. I hope the extra context can shed some gentle on why we made this resolution.”

When advised that folks wouldn’t be glad regardless of how a lot context was offered, Neuss responded, “I undoubtedly don’t anticipate anybody upset to be glad. That doesn’t imply they don’t deserve extra of a proof, although.”

The present plan is to launch story missions, a brand new recreation mode (which might be referred to as Flashpoint), two new maps, Hero Mastery missions, and a brand new Assist hero in Season 6. Much more content material is on the docket, which you’ll be able to take a look at within the cancellation announcement. Keep tuned for extra particulars and updates within the meantime.