Overwatch, a superhero theme based shooter game, will be released officially for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC on May 24. The team-based action game will take place on all three platforms but before you get into the game, Blizzard is planning for an open beta session. The fast-paced action is coming in Overwatch open beta which is going to start on May 5 to May 9.
Those interested in participating in the Overwatch beta earlier should pre-order the game. Blizzard is inviting players to join the Overwatch open beta and those who?ll pre-order the game will be invited to join the beta on May 3.
Overwatch is obviously a major title for Blizzard Entertainment. The company has already delivered some of the leading titles in the history of gaming. With Overwatch, Blizzard is likely to start a new major franchise focused on PC and console gamers who are ready to spend billions on games.
The pre-order listing suggests that Overwatch is available for US$60 and it is possible that Blizzard Entertainment will make this franchise a solid money maker by adding cosmetic items in the long run. Just like other games, Blizzard Entertainment may introduce a revenue system which can produce cash stream for the company by selling weapons, character skins and upgradables in the game.
Usually, Blizzard doesn?t release its games on consoles and PC simultaneously. It is probably the first time that the company is sending out PC and console versions of a game at the same time. It is also expected that Overwatch fans will likely get a consistent flow of content in the long run.
However, the company says that they want each player to be able to access all the 21 characters in Overwatch but obviously the game is not a free-to-play title. It is possible that Blizzard Entertainment will release microtransactions and they may also provide free-to-play opportunities for a certain period of time to entice more players.