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Jeff Kaplan: Overwatch 2 "not as controversial as it sounds"

The game director has assured fans that this isn't "just DLC or an expansion", but something far more substantial.

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Ever since Overwatch 2's official reveal during BlizzCon at the start of the month people have had a lot of questions about how this will work, and now game director Jeff Kaplan has assured fans in an interview with The Washington Post (thanks, Dot Esports) that this is "not as controversial as it sounds".

A lot of people were asking why the PvE-focused game isn't coming as a DLC to Overwatch, since the playerbase is already there in the original, but Kaplan also had a response to this as well:

"This isn't just DLC or an expansion. I play a lot of games. I can't think of a single DLC or expansion of this magnitude."

"There's so many people who are deeply engaged with our characters because we've put these heroes in the forefront. They would love to engage with the characters in a way that is a little bit less high pressure to them. So we felt like, you know, if we could deliver one really massive feature to our fans, it would be to blow out the co-operative side of the game."

Blizzard told us earlier this month that Overwatch 1 and 2 players will play "side by side", and Kaplan himself has even said that Overwatch 1 and 2 clients will merge at some point, so it's clear they don't want to leave anyone behind with this sequel.

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