60 million gamers whole.
Improvement on Overwatch might have stopped in order that Blizzard can work on Overwatch 2, however that doesn’t imply that the unique recreation isn’t nonetheless rising. In an interview with GameSpot, Overwatch 2 director Aaron Keller, who stepped into the function after Jeff Kaplan departed just lately left Blizzard, revealed that the sport had reached 60 million gamers in 2021. The sport had 50 million on the finish of 2019.
“We’ve 60 million gamers that love that facet of the sport and are connected to [the PvP] facet of the sport,” Keller mentioned. “We all know, going ahead, we’ve got to make the subsequent greatest model of a team-based shooter.”
It’s price nothing that we don’t know the way Blizzard obtained that quantity. The studio is likely to be counting customers who performed throughout free weekends or have a number of accounts. Heck, Overwatch was free for a really temporary level in 2020. However that doesn’t imply that the quantity isn’t spectacular. And new content material or not, Overwatch continues to be a very good time, significantly in case you play it with pals. Right here’s hoping Blizzard can preserve that momentum for Overwatch 2, and that we get some new info on it quickly.