Jeff Kaplan hears fans’ desire for more story.
Blizzard’s Overwatch is as popular as ever but for all the great skins, events and improvements it’s been receiving, there is a large contingent hoping for more story content. That will likely be addressed with the April 11th event as a recent video tweet teased the “King’s Row Uprising”.
Speaking to PCGamesN, director Jeff Kaplan addressed the reactions to previous events, noting that, “We’ve heard the call that a lot of players want a non-real-world-tied event, meaning they want some sort of set event in the Overwatch world.”
As for the April 11th event, it’s “going to be something – when players see the event and play the event, I think they’ll see that we’ve been listening to their feedback.
“We’ve been hearing a lot of desire for more story, people want to know more about the story of Overwatch, they want to know more about the past of Overwatch. I think they want to know more about what’s going on between Omnics and humans in this world and how did we get there. I think a lot of that will be answered for them.”
Many speculate that this could be a new PvE mode set in Overwatch’s past and specifically around the incidents in King’s Row (Omnics aren’t exactly loved there). We’ll find out more in the coming week so stay tuned.