If you needed more proof that Overwatch 2 is just an expansion for Overwatch 1, Blizzard’s plan to unite them into one client is enough.
An expansion being sold as a triple-A title
Remember the Team Fortress 2 update which introduced PvE element to the game? The update that was completely free to all users? Now, while keeping that in mind, let’s talk about Overwatch 2. A separate title from Overwatch 1, that uses the same engine, just tosses a couple of new elements into the mix. This title is also going to cost the same as a triple-A video game. Seems kind of strange, especially when you consider that Blizzard plans to merge the clients of Overwatch 1 and Overwatch 2 into one single client. Jeff Kaplan, the Overwatch director stated:
“There will be a point where the clients merge,”
“We think this is important, especially as a competitive experience. The whole idea is to avoid fragmenting the player base and giving anybody a competitive advantage. If we’re playing in the same competitive pool, you’d better not have a better framerate just because you’re on a different version of the engine.”
Am I the only one that finds that strange? No? Because I shouldn’t be. As soon as I read this Kotaku article, I was 100% sure of it. Blizzard should make this an expansion. Judging by how LITTLE new content we’re currently seeing, Overwatch 2 does not justify the price it will get. The content does not justify it being labeled a sequel. It’s an expansion at best, and that’s pretty obvious.
There are some minor boons of this so-called sequel. For example, once Overwatch 2 gets released Overwatch 1 will receive its graphical enhancements. Blizzard keeps reminding us that the sequel won’t kill the first game. That updates are going to arrive regularly for both titles. Hopefully, they honor their promises.
Now, instead of worrying about the sequel, why not try out the first title. You can buy yourself an Overwatch 1 PC game key on HRK Game for an excellent price!