Free or not, this game looks awesome
For those of you who are unaware, Blizzard announced it’s brand new entry Overwatch, and while the game looks really good in terms of graphics and gameplay, Blizzard has not commented whether or not the game will be free to play.
Granted that the game is still in it’s early development, so it’s natural for Blizzard to stay mum on the subject, until they decide not to. In an interview with Kotaku, game director Jeff Kaplan had a few interesting things to say about the game, he stated “I don’t think we would ever do a single-player campaign, because the way these characters work, they’re cool when you combine them together. Some don’t play well alone, either. Unless we built a campaign around supporting somebody else, a support character like Mercy probably wouldn’t do well,”
Also on the subject of selling character items, Jeff elaborated “We’re probably less believers in customizing abilities in this game, only because it’s a game about heroes. Like, the Reaper does Shadow Walk. I don’t think this is a game where you could swap Shadow Walk for, you know, grapple hook or something like that. But we really like character customization and you’ve seen it across other games. Probably expect something there.”
As the months go by, Blizzard will be adding more characters to the game’s roster. The beta of Overwatch will release sometime around 2015, so expect more in-game action. However no official word on the game’s release date has been announced.