Since Overwatch 2 was introduced, gamers have been questioning, is it a separate sport to Overwatch? Overwatch 2 will convey “a lot” of latest heroes, however it’ll share the identical roster of characters and maps with its prequel, and can ultimately merge with Overwatch’s consumer. Now, nevertheless, sport director Jeff Kaplan has stated that Overwatch 2 is “clearly a sequel by my definition.”

In an interview with Edge journal (problem 340), Kaplan provides his definition of a sequel, and explains how Overwatch pertains to this. “A sequel is a model new sport, with new gameplay and options in addition to an evolution of the sport world. Overwatch 2 is clearly a sequel by my definition,” he says.

“We’ve greater than doubled the workforce measurement from the unique sport to make Overwatch 2,” Kaplan explains, additionally mentioning the brand new ‘Push’ Overwatch mode, in addition to “a number of new maps for this mode” which can function within the sport. In addition, he says: “We’ll be introducing a full suite of latest PvP maps to the sport – what you’d count on from a sequel to any shooter – together with a number of new maps for each present sport mode at the moment within the sport, in addition to Push.”

As effectively as citing the brand new characters and Story and Hero missions, Kaplan says the sport’s engine will get “a lot of nice updates as effectively,” concluding that: “Overwatch 2 is an order of magnitude bigger than the unique sport, and subsequently we take into account it a sequel.”

So, whereas there’s nonetheless a lot but to come back about about what Overwatch 2 will maintain, it sounds prefer it’ll be considerably greater than the primary sport – however whether or not gamers will take into account it a particular sequel stays to be seen. In a current (early) have a look at Overwatch 2 at BlizzCon 2019, PCGamesN contributor Heather Newman stated that “Overwatch 2 reveals nice promise, however isn’t but worthy of sequel standing.”

There’s no Overwatch 2 launch date to mark on our calendars simply but, however you will discover out extra about how its Push mode works, and take a look at the whole lot we find out about each Overwatch hero revealed to this point, prepared for when it does arrive.