Overwatch 2 Release Date Speculation Revived Following Leak On German Gamestop Website

Overwatch 2 Release Date Speculation Revived Following Leak On German Gamestop Website
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The popular team shooter Overwatch has been set to receive a sequel for some time now. With the hype surrounding the PS5 event stream, players have been wondering if a release date has been officially set by the developers.

Before we get into that, what exactly is Overwatch 2? The team shooter is as previously stated the sequel to Overwatch, with some notable upgrades. The team plans to make marked graphical enhancements, release new heroes, and most notably include a PvE campaign mode.

There have been rumors that the game is slated to release sometime in 2020 following a leak via the PlayStation Brazil twitter group a while back. The tweet has of course since been deleted, but that didn’t stop the rumor mill from taking this information and running with it. There was also the fact that a playable version of the game was included during the last Blizzcon as well.

As such, fans expected the game to be included in the PS5 stream and were disappointed to find it mostly filled with indie titles. Blizzard has been very hush-hush about the reveal date themselves, or even whether or not it will be included on the next-gen consoles.

However, some new information has recently come to light thanks to a leak on the German Gamestop website. There was a posting for Overwatch 2 that has revealed some information for both the price of the game and perhaps when it will release.

The first tidbit of information revealed is that Overwatch 2 was posted as a fully priced game. Blizzard has gone to great lengths to emphasize that this game will be a fully-fledged sequel and not an expansion, although time will tell whether the new game will deliver on this promise and be worth the price.

Additionally on the site, players are able to preorder the game for any of the current platforms. This pretty much confirms that the game will be available for PS4, Xbox One, and of course PC. There was a notable absence of any options for the next-gen consoles however. This doesn’t mean the games aren’t slated to release for these next-generation consoles, as preorders might only be available for those systems that are fully released.

Since the game is coming to the older generation consoles, this means it is also likely that Blizzard will make the game cross-generational. This means that PS4 users will be able to play with PS5 and the same for Xbox fans.

This makes the most sense, as it seems this functionality is built into the new consoles coming out, and other games like Destiny 2 have already announced this functionality coming in the future.

So is the game coming out in 2020 or not? Currently, it seems likely given the ability to pre-order the game and the previous leaks. However, it is possible the team is pushing for an early 2021 date as there has been no official announcement. Stay tuned for any further information as it releases for both Overwatch and its upcoming sequel.