How much can the lack of new content affect a competitive multiplayer game? This is a question with multiple answers, although this year it has become clear that Overwatch It has not hurt too much the fact that no new content has been introduced since its development was paralyzed in March 2020 so that the study could focus on its sequel. So much so that between 2020 and so far in 2021 the game has managed to attract more than 10 million new players, adding the total number of users to more than 60 million, a figure that only confirms the unstoppable success of this Blizzard production.
The success of Overwatch
At the end of 2019 the number of players was at 50 million, so the growth has been more than considerable in this period of time, something that can be due to many factors, such as its free availability in various promotions or the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced us to confine ourselves at home, thus increasing the hours of play and the search for multiplayer experiences to keep in touch with our friends and acquaintances.
“We have 60 million players who love the game“said Aaron Keller, the director of Overwatch 2. “We know that for the future we have to make the best possible version of this team action title,” referring to the company’s work in its sequel.
An undated sequel
Overwatch 2 As a great novelty, we offer a complete Story Mode in which we can collaborate with other players to overcome a series of missions. Its launch is scheduled for PC and consoles and although it does not have a confirmed date yet, we encourage you to take a look at the impressions that we publish on Vandal after being able to test it.