If Doomfist isn’t the subsequent Overwatch hero, perhaps 11-year-old robotics prodigy Efi Oladele can present us with some form of trace.
According to the submit (thanks PC Gamer), Efi Oladele received a genius grant from the Adawe Foundation for her work in synthetic intelligence and robotics.
In the interview, Efi discusses how she turned obsessive about creating small drones after receiving her first robotics equipment. In the long run, her purpose is to “build something that can keep us safe, like the new OR15,” and so far as how she’s going to make use of the grant cash, “it’s secret for now,” however she is “taking a trip to celebrate” her achievement first. And it is going to be her first time flying. We can solely assume she’s going to fly someplace outdoors if the present Numbani places within the sport, however you by no means know with Blizzard.
Also, what’s the OR15? Speculation is working in every single place on that finish, however one fascinating concept identified by reddit person andygb4 is fairly intriguing.
As he factors out, the third Doomfist in the poster which was proven within the original Overwatch cinematic has Omnic textual content beneath as a substitute of the traditional font on the opposite two.
“Maybe she builds a robot that eventually becomes Doomfist?,” he suggests.
If you aren’t acquainted with Overwtach lore, an Omnic is a sort of robotic with synthetic intelligence – each are topics Efi appears to have loads of information on. Omnics had been “originally designed and built by humans,” principally notably the Omnica Corporation, to serve the economic system. Eventually, the Omnic Crisis occurred when the machines turned contaminated by God Programs, developed militarized Omnics of themselves and began attacking people (see Overwatch wiki hyperlink above).
Numbani, the place Efi lives, is likely one of the few locations within the Overwatch universe the place omnics and people dwell in concord and equality. Formed after the Omnic Crisis, it’s “one of the world’s greatest and most technologically advanced cities.” This can be the place as half the Unity Day festivities, the gauntlet of Doomfist is exhibited on the Numbani Heritage Museum.
So. Even although the 24th hero coming to Overwatch is apparently not Doomfist, until Blizzard is messing with us, it’s fairly potential Efi could have something to do with his story, or will probably introduce some form of new Omnic hero into the sport. Or, she may rework right into a hero and even be the hero. Only Blizzard is aware of.
We’re simply speculating on all of this clearly. Hopefully, we’ll know extra quickly.