Blizzard nonetheless hasn’t gotten out each Overwatch thought they’ve had, but the builders aren’t fairly positive what the sport’s going to appear to be in 10 years. That’s as a result of at the same time as they’ve continued to implement concepts first dreamed up through the sport’s unique growth, they’re trying towards participant suggestions because the information for what occurs subsequent.
“I don’t really have an idea where we are at ten years from now,” assistant sport director Aaron Keller tells us. “I think it’s really cool to see more and more games following this model.” He says that Blizzard prides itself on the endurance of its video games. “We like to have as much longevity as we can give them, and I hope that our players and our fan base realise that. It’s what we want to continue doing for Overwatch.”
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Blizzard has proven off a number of early ideas for the sport going way back to the failed Titan MMO, together with fairly a number of unused heroes, and so they’re nonetheless drawing on these outdated concepts for additional additions. “We don’t feel like we’ve gotten through all of the ideas we had for the original game,” Keller says. We are internally engaged on heroes and maps, a few of these heroes are ones we talked about once we had been initially arising with concepts for this sport. So we need to hold working via that.”
Hopefully which means the possibilities of us seeing Jetpack Cat are nonetheless alive. But extra basically, they’re guided by participant response. Lead designer Geoff Goodman says “because it’s a live game, we get to react and try to add things that people are asking for that we didn’t think of originally. So in some ways it’s hard to know exactly where we’ll be because we’re being guided by the community for some degree.”
Keller provides that the addition of deathmatch is one instance of suggestions shaping additional growth. “When we released our first free-for-all deathmatch map last year the community really liked it, and they started asking us for more of them, and also for more competitive version of it. So that’s where the idea for this new map and mode for the Anniversary event. It was directly from a desire from the community.”