No Single-Player Campaign For Blizzard’s Overwatch

Posted by at 1:36 pm on November 11, 2014

Last week during BlizzCon 2014, Activision Blizzard revealed Overwatch, the company’s first new franchise in 17 years. The game will be a team-based first-person shooterthat anyone can pick up and play, pitting six players against another team of six. Overwatch is scheduled to go into beta sometime in 2015.

Game Director Jeff Kaplan recently spilled a few details about the upcoming shooter, revealing that it will not have a single-player campaign. Why? Because such a campaign may get in the way of the multiplayer component, which is the game’s foundation. Each character was not only designed for the multiplayer area, but to work alongside other characters, not on their own.

“I don’t think we would ever do a single-player campaign, because the way these characters work. Plus they’re cool when you combine them together,” said Kaplan. “Some don’t play well alone, either.”

Kaplan said there will be a story, and the characters will bring it to life thanks to scripted in-game chatter in each match. As previously reported, players will have twelve to choose from: Reaper, Widowmaker, Winston, Pharah, Torbjorn, Bastion, Mercy, Zenyatta, Tracer, Reinhardt, Hanzo and Symmetra. They each will have their own set of abilities, weapons and armor. However, these won’t be the only player characters in the field

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