We already know that Overwatch add-on characters and maps will be free, but Blizzard still aren’t sure about microtransactions in the game. Right now though their plan is to build a game that lives up to its potential.
In a recent interview with Eurogamer Jeff Kaplan, game director said:
“Right now, our biggest concern with Overwatch isn’t about how many ways in which we can monetise people, but it’s more along the lines of making sure that the game is really fun and that we get a really big audience that enjoys playing the game with each other. From there, it’s easier to figure out what to do.”
More important to Blizzard is building up a good community base for the game, then they can look to what they can bring to it for the future. Whether this be new characters, maps, or even a sequel. No doubt though if the game proves popular then the talk of optional cosmetic in-game purchases will be introduced.
While Blizzard won’t be pinned down about multitransaction talk just yet, the future of Overwatch does seem to be bright. By choosing popular gamers to test the game and stream it online they have created a community that are not only invested in the game and its characters, but also looking forward to its actual release.
With the game also coming to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as well it is not only obvious that Blizzard want to get the most success out of the game as possible, but also expose as many gamers in the community to it too. With more functionality coming to the game in future betas too Overwatch is definitely worth keeping an eye on.
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