It’s official: Blizzard’s Overwatch is coming to consoles

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It’s BlizzCon week baby! The best video game convention in my opinion kicks off over the next two days, as the Anaheim Convention Center crams fans, love and games that end in Craft together for a weekend of panels and hands-on sessions. Every year, Blizzard makes an effort to have a surprise or two up its sleeve, from new World of WarCraft expansion announcements to PC games being ported on over to console.

And Overwatch, their Saturday morning cartoon shooter was most likely one of those big surprises that they were saving for the opening ceremony in a  few hours. There’s been a lot of talk as to whether or not Overwatch would pop on over from PC and onto console as well. Well wonder no more, because it’s official: Overwatch is no longer a PC exclusive.

Thanks to US retailer GameStop jumping the gun and taking pre-orders for the game, the word quickly spread. Priced at the standard retail price of $60, Overwatch went up on the GameStop site with listings for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

With the cat out of the bag, Blizzard confirmed the console push and published the following image on their website:

Overwatch

So here’s the odd thing: Overwatch looks to me, like a free-to-play game that’ll be supported by the usual micro-transactions. It doesn’t look like a $60 game to me, and I mean that in the sincerest way possible. It very much has the appearance of a title geared towards a quick expansion through freemium policies, much like SMITE and Warframe does on console right now.

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So why the $60 price tag? I wouldn’t put it past Blizzard to release the game in several flavours, with a standard pack throwing in all manner of extras. It’s pretty much something that they’ve done with Heroes of the Storm already. Anyway, this is good news. For me at least, because I wasn’t sure if my PC could run Overwatch.

AGB has a link for what the Origins Edition includes:

  • 21 Heroes
  • 5 Skins
  • Blackwatch Reyes (Reaper)
  • Strike-Commander Morrison (Soldier: 76)
  • Overgrown Bastion
  • Security Chief Pharah
  • Slipstream Tracer
  • Overwatch-themed content for several Blizzard games

But having a console version of that game? I’m over the freakin’ moon. Matty will most likely get some console hands-on time with Overwatch this weekend, so keep an eye on him.

Last Updated: November 6, 2015

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  • schitsophrenic-toothbrush

    Will this be another Evolve?

    • Hammersteyn

      Don’t think so, because the game wont play anything like Evolve and it won’t come with a Excel spreadsheet to explain which edition or season pass has what

      • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

        xD

    • Nikola

      Nah don’t think so Evolve was all about needing a pre set team if u have one or two people that don’t know what you doing you are screwed! This is a more like drop in and out multiplayer like COD, BF and so on you get the picture. Sure it’ always better to have your own team but it can be done with randoms as well.

      At least I think it will be like that I might be wrong:)

      • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

        Matches are also nice and short, for quick action

    • Galbedir

      If there’s one thing Blizzard knows how to do, is sell a game. And they have never been one for selling content which excludes the playerbase like Evolve did. I very much doubt it will be another Evolve…I hope not, my body cant take another disappointment like that.

    • Jean Pierre Allers

      Would this be like Fifa?

      • schitsophrenic-toothbrush

        how so?

        • Jean Pierre Allers

          Oh thought we just comparing unrelated games to each other.

          • schitsophrenic-toothbrush

            Sarcasm noted..I don’t like you

  • Im actually rather keen for Overwatch now…

    • Nikola

      Me too:)

  • SmurFyZA

    So Im really happy about the game coming to console as well, but I was so sure it would be F2P

    • Hammersteyn

      I;d like to check it out, but $60 for a MP only game is a little heavy.

      • Johann

        I’m pretty sure it’s going to be f2p for the base game with a hero rotation like HoTS and League of Legends. The paid version will most likely give you a bunch of heroes and other goodies. Lets wait and see what happens, maybe more info during Blizzcon

        • Hammersteyn

          Here’s hoping

      • Ir0nseraph

        At $60 I will skip, so let’s hope we get better news as the game looks fun.

        • Hammersteyn

          If it stays $60 I might have to lean towards Battleborn

          • Ir0nseraph

            Cheapest wins 😛

  • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

    Nice!

    This is like a wedding where they have a kiddies table

    😛

    • Hammersteyn

      Funny thing is, you WANT a seat at the kiddies table

      • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

        Yes, FOR MY KID

        I want her to participate. She has to start with the simple things, before moving on to advanced

        • Hammersteyn

          Right…..

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            No lies.

            However, I’d really NOT mind playing SW infinity

        • Nikola

          Hahaha ok got to admit that was a good one!

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            😀

      • Francois Knoetze

        In my own eyes I am still 13 with a love for comics, games and animation. I will blend in like a NINJA!

        • Hammersteyn

          XD

        • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

          Hahaha nice one!

  • Francois Knoetze

    Oh Happy days!! When I saw the trailer my first reaction was: PLEASE BE ON CONSOLE PLEASE BE ON CONSOLE!!!

  • Nikola

    Brilliant this could be a multiplayer arena shooter I get into:)) Looks like a lot of fun!

    • Sageville

      No, you can’t come.

      • Nikola

        but but Sage come on….me want to play:)

        • Sageville

          Have you even finished Helldivers yet? No!

          Back to Albania with you!

          • Nikola

            First of all F*** Albania!!!

            Please you all will stop playing Helldiver today when CoD release why reinstall it not getting tricked again sir hahah!!

          • Sageville

            I suppose I can take a moment to whup your ass in COD as well…

  • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

    Now if only they can implement cross-play…

    • Nikola

      That would be awesome!

      • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

        Indeed, so we can shoot the snot out of the consolers
        😛

        • Nikola

          hahaha, mouse and keyboard are always faster not going to lie:)

  • Was expecting micro transactions to fuel this game 🙂 but $60 is a tad bit to much.

    • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

      So guess who got a 75% discount unlock last night…

      MORE SLOTS!

      • Just don’t get sucked in by all the pretty/shiny things 😛

        • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

          Yeah I’m going for MORE things, not pretty things

          • One syndana of your choice and you will feel absolutely 100% more fabulous !

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            I’m going to start with the syndicate missions tonight. Is that a solo thing or a team thing?

          • Solo or team,whatever you feel like 🙂 it’s a reputation grind actually, just add the emblem you get from the syndicate onto your warframe and do the daily missions (3 random every day)

            Also, the syndana I was talking about is that cape thing we wear on our backs 🙂

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            Level?

          • MR 3, so you are ready to start a syndicate. But syndana’s you buy with plat 🙂

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            What is that?

          • http://warframe.wikia.com/wiki/Warframe_Cosmetics?file=FireFlyScarf.png

            Those scarfs are syndana’s, it’s a cosmetic item 🙂

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            PAH A SPACE NINJA CRAVES NOT THIS

  • Guild

    Definitely picking up a PS4 copy 🙂

  • Viking Of Science

    Suddenly the 70 degree FOV I’ve seen from all the Alpha/Beta footage makes sense. Bloody consoles.

  • Kenn Gibson

    it’s blizzard. i’ll buy it. they havent let me down yet.

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