When it comes to supporting existing IPs, there really is no better developer for the job than Blizzard Entertainment. World of Warcraft, the Starcraft series, Diablo and even their free-to-play MOBA Heroes of the Storm and competitive card game Hearthstone are all just prime examples of how they continually commit to keeping their communities engaged with new content.
This, among other reasons, is why Blizzard Entertainment is highly regarded by the 4-One Gaming admin panel as being one of the top developers of today’s video game industry. So surely we can be forgiven for putting our confidence in them with a new IP despite the game itself having mixed reviews from the two admins that reviewed it, Matt and Kev.
Regardless of their opinions, in Blizzard we trust, and recently Overwatch’s game director Jeff Kaplan spoke out in regards to the future of the game. We all know that Blizzard intend to release new Heroes and Maps completely free of charge, but the frequency and amount of DLC we’ll get at any given time is still anyone’s guess. Kaplan gave an example of this during his interview, referring to Heroes Mei, D. Va and Genji all of which released at the same time, which for some reason angered the community.
“That was a lesson that we learnt. When we come out with our first new Heroes post-launch, we’re going to do them one at a time for a while, until we feel the game really stabilizes.” He also went on to say that introducing groups of Heroes at a time could be disruptive to the meta.
Other updates mentioned included how Blizzard are planning to improve the ‘Play of the Game’ feature (post match highlight) which they feel could be improved through giving it a more cinematic appearance.
However all of this won’t be coming any time soon as Blizzard will likely want to spend as much time as possible making the new features as seamless as possible, as is their way. What we’re sure of however, is that whatever they do decide to do with Overwatch will be done properly, with the same attention to detail we’ve become custom to with Blizzard Entertainment