Welcome to Overwatch™
Soldiers. Scientists. Adventurers. Oddities.
In a time of global crisis, an international task force of heroes banded together to restore peace to a war-torn world:
It ended the crisis and helped to maintain peace in the decades that followed, inspiring an era of exploration, innovation, and discovery. But after many years, Overwatch's influence waned, and it was eventually disbanded.
Overwatch is gone… but the world still needs heroes.
HOLY CRAP Blizzard is going to do something that doesn't have anything to do with StarCraft or Warcraft. They have just announced an online first person team shooter called Overwatch. I know what everyone's first thought is, how do I sign up for a chance to get into the beta, well here's a link (of course you will need a Battle.net Account). Currently there are 12 announced heroes for the game, and of course they all play slightly different. There, of course, is your basic class types, Offensive player, Defensive player, tank (loves to help take the brunt of the damage in any situation), and of course support (someone's got to put these guys back together again).
There are currently 2 different game modes that you will be able to play around with:
Payload: The attacking team's objective is to move the payload to a delivery point, while the defenders must halt the attackers' progress until time runs out.
Point Capture: Two teams battle over control of the map, one team on offense, the other on defense. The attackers' goal is to capture critical objectives, while the defenders must maintain control over them until time runs out.
Is it just me or does it feel like Blizzard wants a Team Fortress-esque game to call their own and mold into something that is different, but still very much Blizzard. I guess we will find out, and I'm sure this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what this game is going to give us down the road.