Activision Blizzard announced Overwatch 2 at Blizzcon 2019 and has only just entered beta. Understandably, some fans are wondering: Why is this taking so long?
“Overwatch 2” is supposed to revise the foundation of the game through its characters, even if it looks very similar to the original. Geoff Goodman, the lead designer behind the Overwatch sequel, revealed in an interview with USA Today that these overhauls were more complicated than we thought. He explains that most of the delays are related to how slow it is to approve changes because of the money involved. In fact, the entire team was “kind of upset and annoyed” by these delays themselves.
“Blizzard isn’t really a studio bound by deadlines, but that doesn’t mean we’re completely free of all production cost and time concerns,” Goodman said. Either way, Overwatch 2 won’t come any faster as a result.
Overwatch 2 is currently in development for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. There’s no release date yet, but many outlets anticipate it will be released sometime in 2023.