Leaked Ad Campaign Reveals Late May Release for Overwatch; Pre-Order Early Access Begins May 3

on March 7, 2016 10:50 AM

Blizzard is known for taking their time on a big, new project, and the studio’s upcoming shooter Overwatch has many eagerly awaiting what the company is coming up with next, with the impending release of its next title seeming to be not too far on the horizon.

A leaked ad campaign coming from IGN (which has since been taken down but screenshotted by Reddit user “Deadpoolthegreat”) has revealed some potential release info for Blizzard’s upcoming Overwatch, with the title seeming to arrive on May 24th, 2016 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

The ad pages (from both the desktop and mobile versions from the campaign) also revealed that early access to the game from pre-orders will arrive at the beginning of the month on May 3rd, 2016, giving users several weeks with the game before its final release: pre-order early access is still available now through April 29th, 2016.

Blizzard had previously confirmed that Overwatch would arrive sometime in Spring 2016, though no other specific release information was given. No official confirmation from Blizzard has been given just yet on the game’s final release, but hopefully the leaked ads show (more likely than not) that the game will be arriving in just a few months for players to enjoy some hectic, fast-paced shooter action.

Overwatch is expected to release for PS4, Xbox One, and PC in Spring 2016, with the leaked ads potentially revealing it for May 24th, 2016: stay tuned for official confirmation from Blizzard as news develops.

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