Overwatch 2 Apparently Won’t Release Anytime Soon, Kanezaka Map Detailed in the New Developer Update

Overwatch 2 Apparently Won’t Release Anytime Soon, Kanezaka Map Detailed in the New Developer Update

In a recent developer update video, Jeff Kaplan clarified that Overwatch 2 has still a long way to go until release.

The latest developer update from Blizzard brings some new info on Overwatch 2 and its predecessor.

Since its launch in 2016, Overwatch has been one of the popular hero-based multiplayer shooters in the market. The game is still being supported by Blizzard and according to Jeff Kaplan, a new map will be added to it next year. Kanezaka will join the PT servers this month with the full version of it coming to the main servers sometime in 2021.

Along with the new details around Overwatch, Kaplan also provided some information around Overwatch 2, indicating that the game still has “a long ways to go.”

During the upcoming BlizzCon event in 2021, we will hear and see more about Overwatch 2, but the game doesn’t seem to be launched anytime soon. Overwatch 2 will feature a story-driven PvE mode, which is the game’s most notable advantage over the original title so far. The next showcase is expected to reveal more new features from the game, and confirm it for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

Earlier this week, Blizzard launched Winter Wonderland 2020 for Overwatch, bringing tons of new winter-themed skins for most of the characters. Aside from buying loot boxes, you can also complete weekly challenges in the game to earn some of the notable skins, including the ones announced for Junkrat, Ana, and Roadhog.

Aside from Overwatch 2, Diablo IV is the other big title under development at the studios of Blizzard. The game was announced along with the new Overwatch at last year’s BlizzCon, but it, also, seems to have a long way until its release.

Blizzard recently launched the Shadowlands expansion for World of Warcraft after and it received mostly positive reviews from the media, though the fans’ reaction wasn’t so friendly to the new content.

Overwatch is currently available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. You can get the Legendary edition of Overwatch with 67% discount for $19.79. The game has a free trial from December 21st until January 4th, 2021.