Earlier this week, Blizzard Leisure canceled the Overwatch 2 PvE mode Hero Missions. Because it seems, these missions had been a part of a much bigger, now-nixed plan. Actually, the PvE Hero Missions had been step two of a 3 step plan that might’ve led to a brand new MMO.
Again in 2013, a first-person shooter MMO referred to as Venture Titan was canceled at Blizzard Leisure (though it wasn’t introduced publicly till 2014). A number of members of that growth workforce had been moved to a brand new workforce referred to as Workforce 4, and had been set to work on Overwatch. Nonetheless, they nonetheless thought of themselves to be an MMO workforce and so they got here up with a 3 step plan to get themselves again to growing MMOs.
Step one was to make use of Venture Titan property to create Overwatch, which turned out to be “a runaway hit.” The second step of the plan was a devoted model of PvE, which was meant to be a mix of Hero Missions and Story Missions in Overwatch 2. Finally, this could result in an MMO that might be “a real realization of the unique imaginative and prescient of Venture Titan.”
So — what went flawed?
In response to Overwatch 2’s present sport director Aaron Keller, the workforce “[wasn’t] as centered as we must always have been on a sport that was a runaway hit” and centered an excessive amount of on a plan that they couldn’t get to work anymore. The result’s a brand new roadmap for Overwatch 2, which nonetheless consists of the Story Missions alongside co-op content material.
Overwatch nonetheless has a future, however it’s not within the type of a brand new model of Venture Titan.