Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past several months, chances are you’ve heard of a rather popular game called Overwatch. You can’t go anywhere on the internet without seeing an advert, video, poster – whatever – for Blizzard’s online arena shooter, and for good reason: pretty much everyone is in agreement that the game is brilliant.
Indeed, a rather large audience is already enjoying mowing-down enemies with Bastion and sniping stragglers with Widowmaker. A whole 7 million of you, in fact. As confirmed by Blizzard (via VideoGamer), a total of 119 million hours of game time have been logged since Overwatch launched last week on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with Blizzard co-founder and CEO Mike Morhaime calling it “one of the most successful global game launches of all time”.
Over the months and weeks leading up to release we saw a lot of love and support for Overwatch – from Blizzard gamers, FPS fans, and people who’d never picked up a game like this before – and we’re very grateful for everyone’s incredible passion and enthusiasm.
We poured a lot of effort into creating a game – and a new universe – that anyone could enjoy. We’re ecstatic to have had such a successful launch, and we’re looking forward to all of the fun, competition, and new content still to come.
With having only been in the hands of gamers for a little over a week, one can only assume that Overwatch is going to go from strength to strength as time goes on, and you can undoubtedly expect new characters, game modes and stages to be released in the near future.