Will Overwatch 2 Come Back Stronger?
Aaron Keller, the director of Overwatch 2 has finally spoken up regarding the recent negative reviews on Steam. Moreover, he reassured fans that exciting content lies ahead, eagerly awaiting their enjoyment.
The developer released the game on Steam on 10 August. And it quickly earned the title of the worst user-reviewed game on the platform. He does acknowledge that receiving so many negative reviews on his game doesn’t feel good. But for him, the joy of seeing new players joining in outweighs these unfortunate reviews.
Keller wrote, “We also launched on Steam last week, and, although being review-bombed isn’t a fun experience, it’s been great to see lots of new players jump into Overwatch 2 for the first time,” And declared that their main goal was to make the game more accessible worldwide.
“Many of the reviews on Steam mention the cancellation of the much larger component of PvE that was announced in 2019 as one of their primary reasons for dissatisfaction with the game,” Keller said. “I get that. That announcement was about an ambitious project that we ultimately couldn’t deliver.”
“If we can’t turn back the clock, then what can we do? We can keep adding to and improving Overwatch 2. That is how we move forward. This means more maps, heroes, game modes, missions, stories, events, cool cosmetics, and features – an ever-expanding, evolving, and improving game. This is the future of Overwatch. One where we will continually create and innovate on what is making the game great now for the players who are playing now.”
Despite the cancellation of the PvE Hero mode, the game will incorporate a small PvE story mission, including those featured in the new season. The story missions involve players engaging in a battle against Null Sector.
These missions will show the early encounters of heroes like Lucio, Reinhardt, and others, illustrating how their paths crossed before Winston united them to form Overwatch.