Blizzard is porting several of its PC titles over to Steam. The company has officially announced that Overwatch 2 will be the first game that will be brought to Steam. It is a free-to-play, always-on, and ever-evolving live game. The recent announcement comes just before Blizzard’s upcoming takeover by Microsoft. Also, its player’s interest is rapidly declining.
On August 10, Overwatch 2 will be made available on Steam. Blizzard via its blog post shared the news to bring a number of its PC titles to Steam, starting with Overwatch 2. The Overwatch 2 Steam page is live now and is available to Wishlist.
“It’s our goal at Blizzard to listen to players and try to exceed their expectations in everything we do,” said Mike Ybarra, President of Blizzard Entertainment. “While Battle.net remains a priority for us now and into the future, we’ve heard players want the choice of Steam for a selection of our games, starting with Overwatch 2 on August 10th. We’re happy to work with Valve to make that happen.”
Blizzard claims that despite its continued commitment to investing in and supporting Battle.net, the company believes that gaming is no longer just for a select group of people as it was when Battle.net first launched over 20 years ago. Instead, it is for everyone, and Blizzard wants to remove any obstacles that prevent players from finding and enjoying their favourite games anywhere in the world.
Reports claim that the majority of Overwatch users have lost interest and aren’t playing anymore, Blizzard’s PvE strategies are said to be one factor in this. One of the main attractions of the upcoming Overwatch game was the free mode, but after numerous delays, the concept was completely shelved, sparking a storm of criticism.
Overwatch 2: Invasion is debuting with more brand-new gameplay experiences. These experiences include the first-ever set of PvE Story Missions, a new core PvP game mode with two new maps, and of course, a new hero. For new players, it’s a wonderful chance to take advantage of their introduction to the Overwatch universe.
Overwatch 2 is available on Steam in addition to Battle.net, allowing the community that already accesses the game through Battle.net to continue playing without any modifications. Overwatch 2 players on Steam will still need to link their accounts to Battle.net, as we do for all platforms, in order to enable cross-platform play and other features.
Blizzard says that while playing Overwatch 2, players who use Steam will have access to features like Steam achievements, their Steam friends list, and the ability to send them in-game invites.
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