Blizzard have been around a little while. They should know where the gaming Gods look favourably, with such titles behind them as the Warcraft, Diablo, Hearthstone and Starcraft series. Blizzard aren’t short of experience. They announced at Blizzcon 2014, a team-based PC shooter by the name of Overwatch and all was well in the world.
Long deprived of Blizzard’s wares, the console market, from my point of view, has had the hump with their lack of wargaming from arguably the market-leader in the field. This should be coming to an end around summer next year. Overwatch: Origins Edition has been confirmed for an Xbox One release, “on or before the 21st of June 2016”.
A GAME listing here in the UK, captured by Overpwn, revealed the following information about the title:
- 21 Heroes
- 5 Skins
- Blackwatch Reyes (Reaper)
- Strike-Commander Morrison (Soldier: 76)
- Overgrown Bastion
- Security Chief Pharah
- Slipstream Tracer
There’s no news yet on how much Overwatch: Origins Edition will cost you lucky, lucky people, nor if it will be free to play, like it’s PC counterpart.
The picture at the top of this post was spotted on a Blizzard splash page, before some spoilsport whipped it away. With BlizzCon 2015 happening this weekend, we’re sure to get some further information come through, and we’ll endeavour to bring it to you.
Still unsure? Have a look at one of the original gameplay trailers, below, to give you an idea of what this is all about.
Overwatch: Origins Edition should be hitting the Xbox One in Spring/Summer 2016.