Hi PlayStation Blog! I’m Jeff Kaplan from the Overwatch development team, and I’m happy to let everyone know that Overwatch will be launching on 24th May!
Additionally, everyone will have a chance to play free during our open beta from 5th to 9th May.
What is Overwatch?
Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer shooter featuring a cast of 21 dynamic heroes. Taking place on a near-future Earth, Overwatch gives players the ability to bend time, defy physics and unleash over-the-top powers and weapons.
Teams compete in 6v6 objective-based maps set across the world. You’ll be protecting an ancient temple in Egypt, escorting an EMP device through King’s Row in London, battling for control of Lijiang Tower in China, and more. Switching heroes on the ﬂy is key to countering your opponents and to gaining the upper hand in battle.
Why open beta?
We know how important and meaningful it can be to try out a game before buying it. We also want to make sure you get a really good sense of what the full game will be like, so we’re making all 21 heroes and all maps and game modes available in the open beta — that way you can really start to get a handle on the game’s central concepts, like roles, counters and hero-switching, in a variety of different map types.
If you’d like to support Overwatch, you can pre-purchase now at www.playoverwatch.com/buy. As a bonus, you’ll also get the Noire Widowmaker skin at launch.
Thanks, we can’t wait for you to join us soon.