Update 11/9: At BlizzCon, game director Jeff Kaplan confirmed the game will arrive on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in addition to PCs next spring. “It was our goal from day one to have this game playable on console,” Kaplan said according to Polygon. “Designing the game so it felt great on a console controller almost put this forced design elegance on us.”
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Blizzard, the wizards behind World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, and HearthStone are making a left-turn with the online first-person shooter Overwatch, currently in closed beta. The game was initially announced to be available on PC, but a new article on Kotaku says the game will also be released for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with GameStop accepting pre-orders at $60.
Blizzard wouldn’t tell Inverse outright if this was true, but it did point our attention to the forthcoming BlizzCon taking place this weekend in Anaheim.
Blizzard’s statement: “We are excited to share more information about Overwatch with everyone at BlizzCon this weekend — so be sure to tune in to the opening ceremonies for free at www.BlizzCon.com.”
Per Kotaku, GameStop is taking full-priced ($60) pre-orders for Overwatch, which is atypical for most games of the genre today. GameStop sells Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm, which is free-to-play, at a $20 package that comes with additional playable characters and skins. But GameStop’s $60 tag could be a placeholder, a default number to put in the system until Blizzard says otherwise at BlizzCon.
Inverse reached out to GameStop for comment and we’ll report back when we learn more.