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Blizzard designers break down development of new game Overwatch

Blizzard enjoying new challenges of developing Overwatch, with the game beta opening up in 2015
By Michael Hatamoto from Nov 9, 2014 @ 12:19 CST

After publicly unveiling Overwatch during Blizzcon 2014, the public video demo shows 12 heroes - all with unique skills and fighting styles - battling through multiple environments. The design team wanted "limitless diversity" in the gaming environment, which will continue to need adjustments during internal testing - and when the beta opens up next year.

 

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Here is what Bill Petras, Blizzard Art Director said: "We want to have a world of diversity, so that's something we're really excited about. Looking at all the heroes, there is a lot of iteration back and forth when I work with the heroes."

 

The Overwatch beta will begin 2015, but interested gamers can now sign up for a test of team-based shooter. Blizzard doesn't have a scheduled release date for the game, and will continue to work to ensure the product is well polished before release.

NEWS SOURCES:Ign.com, Media1.s-nbcnews.com


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