BlizzCon 2015 Overwatch What’s Next Panel Transcript

This is a full transcript of the BlizzCon 2015 Overwatch: What’s Next Panel held at BlizzCon 2015 in the Anaheim Convention Center. Among the panelists were Jeff Kaplan (game director), Arnold Tsang (assistant art director), and Geoff Goodman (lead hero designer).

BlizzCon 2015 Overwatch What’s Next Panel Transcript

Kaplan: How are you guys doing? I love you too. With me I have two very special guests. I have Arnold Tsang, our assistant art director in Overwatch. This is the guy who draw every single one of those heroes you saw in that line-up.

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BlizzCon 2015 – Overwatch El Dorado Map Screenshots

El Dorado takes us to a Mexico village currently playable in Overwatch Beta. It has plenty of hiding spots to surprise-attack your opponents from above. Whether on top of the roof or from a narrow window. Escort the payload (the truck) up the road and through the village towards the Lumerica building. You can see a Diablo III-themed easter egg. The Diablo Piñata hails from Whymyshire (the map with the rainbows, unicorns and cute bears).

 

BlizzCon 2015 – Overwatch Features

WHAT IS OVERWATCH?

Overwatch is a highly stylized team-based shooter set on a near-future earth. Every match is an intense multiplayer showdown pitting a diverse cast of heroes, mercenaries, scientists, adventurers, and oddities against each other in an epic, globe-spanning conflict.

In Overwatch, bold characters with extraordinary abilities fight across fantastic yet familiar battlegrounds. Teleport past rockets while an ally dives behind a double-decker hoverbus on the cobblestone streets of London. Shield your team from a shadowy archer’s ambush, then hunt him through a bazaar beneath a high-tech Egyptian pyramid.

 

BlizzCon 2015 – Overwatch Origins Edition Features Revealed

The Overwatch Origins Edition’s features have been revealed as a text description. However, BlizzCon 2015 has now shown us how the features look like in vivid color.

Overwatch – Hero Skins: Pay homage to the original Overwatch strike force by wearing the vintage skins Blackwatch Reyes or Strike-Commander Morrison. Explore other heroes’ origins with Overgrown Bastion, Security Chief Pharah, and even Slipstream Tracer!

Blizzard Entertainment Announces Overwatch: Origins Edition for Xbox One/PS4

Blizzard Entertainment posted a new advertisement featuring the Overwatch: Origins Edition for PC, Xbox One and PS4 consoles. The advertisement redirects to https://buyoverwatch.com/, however the website is currently offline. It might be brought online shortly after BlizzCon’s Opening Ceremony.

Blizzard listed Overwatch to be launched on Spring 2016, however it also states: “Expected Game release is on or before June 21st, 2016.”

Additionally, the Overwatch: Origins Edition pre-purchase deal comes with a Noir Widowmaker skin.

Blizzard Entertainment Announces Overwatch: Origins Edition for Xbox One/PS4

Gamestop Confirms Overwatch coming to XBox One and PS4

GameInformer (owned by parent Gamestop) confirmed that Blizzard Entertainment authorized its retailers to tell customers about the Overwatch (Xbox One) and Overwatch (PS4) versions.

Blizzard might make an official announcement at BlizzCon 2015 tomorrow — November 6th. Keep an eye on any updates, or purchase a virtual ticket to watch it online.

overwatch-news-iconGameStop (Disclosure: GameStop is Game Informer’s parent company) has received word that Blizzard’s Overwatch is console-bound. The retailer has been told it can start telling customers about the unannounced versions.

We spoke with a local store that indicates it received an email from the corporation indicating that the game will be full-priced on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. All versions are listed at $59.99, with a placeholder date of December 31, 2016. — source

Over 7 Million Players signed up for Overwatch Beta

During the Activision Blizzard 2015 Q3 Financial Results conference call, held today at 5am PDT, Blizzard Entertainment CEO Mike Morhaime announced that over seven million players opted-in to join the Overwatch Beta. Blizzard will continue to add new players via invitation waves. There are no beta keys and there won’t be emails. Blizzard manually flags the user’s account to enable the install button in the Battle.net Launcher.

Over 7 Million Players signed up for Overwatch Beta

Teasing : Two new heroes on their way?

Did you miss news about Overwatch ? Well cheer up love, the cavalry’s here with some interesting news.

Today the different Overwatch accounts published on Twitter some wanted posters. As you might already think they could be related to future playable characters. Of course they are not as charismatic as Tracer or Lúcio, but they do have some nice psychopath heads.

From a personal point of view, I do believe that the character wearing a gas mask is already present in one of the official Overwatch artwork, as Lúcio was already present in the trailer.

WantedEN

British Wanted Poster

WantedES

Latin Wanted Poster

WantedFR

French Wanted Poster

 

BlizzCon 2015 is November 6th and 7th

Blizzard just announced the dates for Blizzcon 2015, as always it will be at the Anaheim Convention Center on Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7, 2015. Don’t miss the schedule for the tickets!

BlizzCon 2015 is November 6th and 7th

You’ve been summoned to Southern California for BlizzCon 2015! Blizzard’s ninth epic gaming convention and community celebration is returning to the Anaheim Convention Center on Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7, 2015. Form a party with your fellow members of the Blizzard community and get ready for two days of in-depth discussion panels with our developers, hands-on play time with the latest Blizzard games, and intense eSports tournaments featuring top pro gamers from around the world.

BlizzCon 2015 tickets will go on sale in two batches on Wednesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. PT and Saturday, April 18 at 10 a.m. PT through the online event ticketing service Eventbrite, priced at $199 each (plus applicable taxes and fees). Check out the BlizzCon Ticket webpage for all the details.

In addition, we’re once again planning a special pre-BlizzCon Benefit Dinner the evening of Thursday, November 5 in support of Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), where guests will have a chance to meet and chat with developers, artists, community team representatives, and others from Blizzard. Attendance to this special event will be limited, and we’ll have more information on ticket pricing and availability at a later date.

If you can’t make it to the show in person, you’ll be able to watch from home with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, offering comprehensive live coverage of the event via a multichannel Internet stream. Further details on the Virtual Ticket, including pricing, availability, and programming information, will be announced at a later date.

See the full press release or check out the BlizzCon Ticket page for more information, and be sure to visit www.blizzcon2015.eventbrite.com at the dates and times above for a chance to purchase a ticket to the show. We hope to see you there!

Blizzard Entertainment’s massive gaming convention and community celebration takes over the Anaheim Convention Center November 6–7

Tickets on sale April 15 and April 18

IRVINE, Calif. – March 12, 2015 – Get ready for two days of nonstop Blizzard gaming with a few thousand of your closest friends. Blizzard Entertainment today announced that its ninth BlizzCon® will be turning the Anaheim Convention Center into community central for all Blizzard games on Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7, with tickets going on sale in two batches on April 15 and April 18.

“There’s no better way to connect with the ever-expanding Blizzard community than by bringing everyone together at BlizzCon,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “With more games in development than ever before, we’ll have plenty of exciting updates to share and lots of great eSports competition to look forward to—we can’t wait to see everyone there.”

BlizzCon is an epic celebration of Blizzard Entertainment’s game universes and the global player communities that bring them to life. At this year’s event, attendees will have a chance to enjoy:

  • Hands-on play time with the latest versions of Blizzard Entertainment games
  • Global Finals for Blizzard eSports, including the StarCraft® II World Championship Series and Hearthstone® World Championship
  • In-depth discussion panels with Blizzard game developers and artists
  • Community contests with great prizes
  • Commemorative merchandise based on Blizzard’s game universes
  • More activities and attractions to be announced

Tickets to attend BlizzCon 2015 will be priced at $199 USD (plus applicable taxes and fees) each and will be available for purchase from the online event ticketing service Eventbrite via their website (www.blizzcon2015.eventbrite.com) in two separate batches. The first batch goes on sale at 7 p.m. Pacific time on Wednesday, April 15, and the second batch goes on sale at 10 a.m. Pacific time on Saturday, April 18.

An exclusive pre-BlizzCon dinner to benefit Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) will also be held the evening of Thursday, November 5, giving attendees the chance to eat, drink, and be merry alongside Blizzard developers, artists, and community representatives while supporting a great cause. Further details on the BlizzCon Benefit Dinner, including ticket pricing and availability, will be announced at a later date.

Anyone looking to enjoy BlizzCon from the comfort of their own home will once again have the option to order a BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, offering comprehensive live coverage of the event via a multichannel online stream. Further details on the Virtual Ticket, including pricing, availability, and programming information, will be announced at a later date.

For more information on BlizzCon 2015, visit the official website (www.blizzcon.com). Additional details will be posted as the event draws near. Those interested in attending the show in person can make advance hotel reservations now and receive special BlizzCon rates by booking through the BlizzCon hotel website.

Blizzard Entertainment is currently hiring for numerous open positions. More information on available career opportunities can be found at www.blizzard.com/jobs

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