Overwatch is a Six vs Six first person shooter for PC that was unveiled by Blizzard Entertainment on November 7, 2014. The game will feature squad-based combat consisting of two teams with six players each.
In total there are four character roles.
Offense – McCree, Pharah, Reaper, Soldier 76, Tracer
Defense – Bastion, Hanzo, Junkrat, Torbjörn, Widowmaker
Support – Lúcio, Mercy, Symmetra, Zenyatta
Tank – Reinhardt, Roadhog, Winston, Zarya
The player picks one of the heroes available and heads in to one of the two game modes that the game will launch with.
The first game mode is called “Payload” and it is a vehicle escort mode where the attacking team has to escort a vehicle to a delivery point, while doing so they are also under a timer and the mission has to be done before it runs out otherwise the attackers have failed.
The team defending has to do everything they can to stop the attackers from getting to the delivery point. This game mode can be recognized if you have played Team Fortress 2 or Dirtybomb as both of them consists very similar modes.
The second game mode is called “Point Capture”. The goal of this mode is for the attacking team to capture points around the map while the defending team tries to stop them.
The plot of Overwatch is set on a version of earth in the near-future. Humanity created robots that they called “Omnic” because of their artificial intelligence. The robots rebelled against their human creators and to stop the rebellion a task force called “Overwatch” was formed to protect humanity.
Overwatch was successful in their mission and in the years after the crisis they remained as a peacekeeping force until the task force got accused of corruption and sedition. The headquarters of Overwatch was suddenly attacked, and during the fighting the Overwatch leader Jack Morrison was killed. After this brutal attack the task force eventually disbanded.
I can’t tell you how excited we at Planetkey Dynamics are for this game and the announcement of our very own team.
We urge you to head over to the website of Blizzard and sign up for the beta so you can also get a taste of this great game!