Could Overwatch 2 Get a 2022 Release Date?

by in Overwatch | Apr, 28th 2021

Is Overwatch 2 going to get a 2022 release date? We certainly hope not. It was a tragic day when Jeff Kaplan, the man who was Overwatch left Blizzard. A man that lived and breathed the game he worked on, Kaplan left it behind, and his successor, Aaron Keller is now in charge. However, Keller left a hint that may lead us to think Overwatch 2 is going to have a release date sometime in 2022. We do hope this isn’t the case, but what’s the story?

“The Last Thing We Want To Do Is To Release It Before It’s Ready”:

Sure, starting 2022 with the notion of playing Overwatch 2 would be amazing. But the more time passes, the more we think it’s going to be a release date of deeper into 2022 for Overwatch 2 – that’s if we’re lucky. Aaron Keller recently gave an interview, where he discussed Overwatch 2, and it’s a little worrisome. 

We already more or less knew that Overwatch 2 wasn’t going to drop this year, but it was a nice thought. During this interview, Keller had this to say:

Overwatch 2

I think this is a game that players really want to play, and it’s a game that I would like to get out to our community as soon as possible, so we’re going to make a great game and we are really committed to making it as amazing as we possibly can.

That sounds pretty positive, doesn’t it? However, that’s not all of it. He also goes on to say that “the last thing we want to do is to release it early before it’s ready.” 

He knows that players are eagerly awaiting Overwatch 2, and it’s something important. The Overwatch 2 team is reportedly doing as much as they can to accelerate the development process, so will we see a 2022 release date? Likely, but I wouldn’t count on it being early in the year. It’s not the end of the game, but the longer that Overwatch 2 is in development, the harder it is on Overwatch fans just in general. This is mostly thanks to Overwatch getting no further heroes.

Overwatch just feels shallow and disappointing, knowing there isn’t going to be any major changes like more characters coming. This was fine at first because we thought Overwatch 2 was going to come out. But now we just have to wait longer. Hopefully, the Overwatch 2 fans have something major to look forward to in the near future, such as a date, or more information.


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