Overwatch’s newest cinematic brief, Reunion, launched us to the brand new gunslinging hero Ashe, the most recent addition to the game’s rising roster. But Overwatch’s builders say they’ve six extra heroes within the pipeline – and one could have appeared alongside Ashe within the newest video.
Reunion is a face off between Ashe and McCree over the spoils of a prepare theft. While it’s clear McCree has a longtime (and at occasions, adversarial) relationship with Ashe, what he’s after is one particular piece of the prepare’s cargo: a high-tech crate that comprises an ethereal omnic being generally known as Echo.
“Welcome back, partner,” McCree tells her when she emerges.
Overwatch lead designer Geoff Goodman tells us that the staff has six new heroes deliberate at current, and there are teases for not less than a few them within the newest cinematic.
While speaking about understanding the design kinks with Ashe and her omnic sidekick B.O.B., Goodman mentioned that if B.O.B. hadn’t labored out as Ashe’s final means, the staff had a number of fallback ideas to make use of.
“Obviously you saw Echo at the end of Reunion, and people still want Junker Queen, so we just have a lot of cool ideas out there,” Goodman mentioned. “So we probably would just jump on something else [if the Ashe concept hadn’t worked].”
There’s no technique to foresee what sorts of weapons or expertise Echo may deliver to Overwatch, as a result of we see treasured little of her in Reunion. She levitates, wears superior armor, and appears to be a sort of ethereal AI being inhabiting a sort of vaguely Protoss-style robotic kind.
For now although, we’ll content material ourselves with attending to know the white-haired outlaw Ashe.