Overwatch fans hungry for more lore need to know that Blizzard plans to release “more frequent story-related updates and content” this year.
The studio is revered for its story-telling ability and a highly talented team of animators that produces marvelous works of art. As we saw last year, Overwatch received several glorious animated shorts, with the year concluding with a couple of holiday-themed comics.
However, the recent announcement of Orisa as the new hero for Overwatch was accompanied by neither a short animation video or a comic strip, just a minor introductory clip. There is fear that Blizzard has perhaps decided to stop pursuing the game’s story due to the recent exit of Chris Metzen, who served Blizzard over two decades as its senior vice president of story and franchise development.
Responding to a thread on the official forums, lead writer Michael Chu clarified that fans will get their fill of story-related content this year.
“We have a lot in the works, with Orisa and her story being the first release of the year,” he revealed. “One of our goals for 2017 is to try to have more frequent story-related updates and content, so we’re very busy with that.”
Elsewhere in the thread, he also teased “a little something else” that is being prepared for a major reveal soon. Considering that Orisa is about to hit live servers, the tease could be related to her inventor’s ongoing beef with Doomfist. After all, someone did steal his gauntlet to completely destroy the Numbani International Airport. The event forced Efi Oladele to create Orisa in order to stop Doomfist.
Blizzard is setting up Doomfist as an arch-villain of the Overwatch universe. There are still several unanswered questions, the most important one of which is when will Blizzard announce the hero? If we’re very lucky, the developer just might drop that announcement soon.