NEW MAPS IN OVERWATCH 2

Today let’s talk about what maps could be included in Overwatch 2

So let’s get right into it. We already got 2 full playable new maps / game modes at Blizzcon 2019 for Overwatch 2 in the push map of Toronto and story map in Brazil. In some of the developer talks they discussed how the new Overwatch engine is upgraded and they will be able to do exciting new things to the maps, like new effects and larger more complex maps (like we see in Toronto preview).

They haven’t said the door is closed on making maps for Overwatch 1 but let’s assume that it is so the dev team can focus on releasing any new maps for Overwatch 2.

We already know that we will get Toronto as a new map and game mode and Brazil (Lucio’s home) as a new story mission map.

We also know that they will have to release more than just one map for a new game mode so we are already looking at the release of multiple new maps dropped at release. Which is pretty exciting!

The introduction of story missions gives us a whole new world of lore that could be infused into Overwatch just by adding things like Lucio’s recording studio and night club. And also new locations like inside of giant omnic airships!

What other maps could we see? If we pull out the very early concept maps that were released to us we see a few that have been released. But a few that could still be used.

One map that everyone has been asking for is the underwater map of Galapagos. 

The Amazon is a map that could still be in the works and could have a really cool tie into Temple of Anubis.

The IRIS (was combined with India) but could still be a really cool story mission map for Zenyatta.

Although we have a lot of maps based in the US San Joaquin could be an awesome McCree or Ashe related map.

And the Bayou would definitely be an Ashe related map and tie into the Mardi Gras themed skin we got this year.

Think for a minute the possibilities, we could go into outer space in an interdimensional space ship or even to other planets (I mean we went to the moon) or an ice cavern at the north pole or the bermuda triangle.

But there are a lot more locations in some of the comics and shorts and early artwork that could easily turn into maps. Did I miss any of the important ones on your list.

Big_Fisch

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Ashe & Bob Mardi Gras weekly challenge coming this week.

According to highscoreheroes on twitter. Twitch drops have revealed a new Overwatch weekly challenge coming to Overwatch possibly this week (tomorrow). The drops show “Mardi Gras” themed sprays and notes “Overwatch Ashe Mardi Gras – bundle”.

Tuesday the 25 is “Fat Tuesday” and the day Overwatch drops new content (typically). And Wednesday the 26 is Mardi Gras so this is all looking like good possibilities. Hopefully we get a new Ashe story as well.

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Overwatch and Diablo animated series are in the works

An Overwatch and Diablo animated series are in the works according to Nick van Dyk, President of Activision / Blizzard Studios, on linkedin.

Nick van Dyk

President, Activision | Blizzard Studios

https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-van-dyk-459a69/

His profile has been updated to say the following.

President of the film and television division of leading game company Activision | Blizzard, charged with adapting the company’s intellectual property to film and TV, including development, financing, production and distribution. After founding the business unit in 2014 and serving as its COO and CFO, I grew the business to $15 mil in revenue and with my creative partner built a diverse and world-class team of 20+ people to execute our mission. I oversee financing, distribution, strategic planning, franchise management, business affairs, operations and other functions of this emerging business unit while working closely with the creative team.

* Executive producer of Skylanders Academy, a TV adaptation of Skylanders (the leading
children’s video game franchise in the world). Solicited pitches and selected show runner,
assembled writers’ room, provided notes and creative feedback at all stages of
production from writing through animation, hired key show staff (line producer, casting
director, voice director, composer, etc.), sourced and hired animation studio and negotiated
equity interest therein, established guidelines for talent deals, assembled series cast, and sold
the show to Netflix.

* Executive producer of Diablo, a TV adaptation of Blizzard Entertainment’s IP, rendered in anime style. The show is currently in pre-production for distribution worldwide through Netflix.

* With my creative partner, authored development strategy for the Call of Duty cinematic and
television universe. Secured development funding, developed writer compensation deals and oversaw negotiations to secure talent.

* With my creative partner, developed and sold an animated series based Blizzard’s Overwatch franchise.

* Authored strategic business plan for formation of the business, developed organization strategy, sourced and recruited talent, structured compensation and built the team to execute against the plan

So there you have it an Overwatch animated series has been sold rights to and a Diablo series is in pre-production which means we will see that one first.

We also know they are working on the Call of Duty movie but has been put on hold twice now.

I’m pretty excited about this news, how about you?

~bigfisch
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