Overwatch 2‘s new director Aaron Keller has said that he is “very focused” on the player-versus-player aspect of the upcoming title, and plans to make it “as compelling as we possibly can.”
During a lengthy interview with GameSpot, Keller said that there are 60 million players that enjoy Overwatch‘s PvP and while Blizzard Entertainment is spending a lot of time discussing hero missions and the single-player campaign, PvP is just as important for the studio.
I think for me, Overwatch 2… there are two halves to it, and I know we’ve spent plenty of time speaking about what the PvE aspect of the sport is with our hero missions and our marketing campaign and the development system that drives all of it. But the opposite aspect of the sport is simply as vital, if no more vital, and that’s the PvP aspect of the sport. We have 60 million gamers that love that aspect of the sport and are connected to that aspect of the sport. We know, going ahead, we’ve to make the following finest model of a team-based shooter. So to me, sure there may be this PvE aspect of Overwatch 2 however I’m very targeted on the PvP aspect of the sport and I need to make that as compelling as we presumably can.
Elsewhere within the interview, Keller was requested about Jeff Kaplan’s departure and the way it impacted the staff contemplating he was the face of Overwatch because the very starting. Keller admitted to there being a “Jeff-shaped hole” within the staff, however added that the remainder of the event staff is kind of the identical.
“The Overwatch team is still comprised of the same incredibly talented people that have built the original game and have continued to bring it forward,” he stated.
Kaplan introduced his departure from Blizzard in late April after practically twenty years of service, each regarding and shocking Overwatch gamers.