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Rich's avatar

Oh interesting! I played a lot of Overwatch at launch but haven't dabbled for a while so a little out of the loop; with respect to Ybarra's comments in the article, has there been a groundswell of recent community demand for a move to Steam?

MrTomFTW's avatar

If there has, I've not seen it! While there's always a group out there refusing to use any launcher/store other than Steam, I can't imagine this move being just to appease them.


Sounds like a cry for help. Every time I see a game like this also launch on Steam it ends up dead.

MrTomFTW's avatar

Bit of a weird one. OW2 certainly has a healthy userbase, they certainly like to complain but what is a gamer if not miserable?

On the other hand it looks like the Overwatch League might be done after this season, so where does that leave the esports side?

Craig's avatar

It's the inconsistency from the OW execs that's harming the game in my opinion, from PVE being stopped to OWL falling on its arse. Doesn't portray a healthy game with a healthy future.

Seeing eSports folk finding out that OWL is potentially being cancelled via Twitter isn't a good look either.

MrTomFTW's avatar

oof I hadn't seen that. That is POOR.

It does all smack of a management that doesn't know what they really want in the long term. Everything is short-term money grabbing with them (£15-£25 for skins or character skin packs? PLEASE), and everything else is getting pushed aside.


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