It’s been more than two years since Overwatch 2 was announced by Blizzard, and until now we still haven’t gotten a major update on the game; much less a release date. What’s interesting is, a rumor is going around that Blizzard may be optimizing the Overwatch sequel to be playable on mobile.
This comes from @BixelsWixels who points out that character and prop designs for Overwatch 2 have been simplified, and Blizzard has recently posted up a job that is looking for a product manager for a mobile game—with Overwatch said to be one of the projects.
Design differences between Overwatch 1 (on the right) and Overwatch 2 (on the left). Rumor has it they're "simplifying" designs because the game will be mobile compatible. pic.twitter.com/UZN0H7lnvN— Bixels (hiatus) (@BixelsWixels) January 9, 2022
With Overwatch 2 expected to be a graphical improvement to the first game, this rumor certainly comes as a bummer for most fans. For now, I guess the consolation is that nothing official has been announced, and we’ll just have to wait and see what Blizzard has to say about the fan speculation.
As of now, Blizzard is currently at an all-time PR low after reports have come out of their toxic work environment, and multiple games have been affected—including Overwatch. It also doesn’t help that game director Jeff Kaplan had left Blizzard after 19 years of working for the studio; further fuelling fires that the Overwatch sequel is in quite the pickle.
For now, fans are just waiting to see what’s going to happen with Overwatch 2. If anything, the trailers are still wonderfully animated. Let’s just hope the game is just as great.
No release date has been set for Overwatch 2, but the original Overwatch is now available for PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch.