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Overwatch 2’s Lead Hero Designer Leaves Blizzard

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Overwatch 2’s Lead Hero Designer Leaves Blizzard

2022-09-20 21:39:27

Overwatch 2 designer Geoff Goodman has left Activision Blizzard.

In keeping with PC Gamer, Goodman was the lead hero designer behind lots of Overwatch’s hottest characters, however “made the choice to go away Blizzard earlier this 12 months”.

“We thank Geoff for his a few years of service at Blizzard and need him all the very best,” the corporate stated in a press release to PC Gamer. “His potential to carry to life Overwatch’s numerous hero roster via gameplay has been unimaginable, and the mark he’s left on the Warcraft and Overwatch groups shall be felt for years to come back.”

Goodman’s involvement with Overwatch goes again to the very starting. He was on board again when it was Blizzard’s undertaking Titan – an MMO that was finally changed into the Overwatch we all know at present.

With regards to Overwatch, he helped rework Doomfist and Orisa in addition to design new heroes, Sojourn and the Junker Queen. He additionally doubtless helped design lots of the heroes within the upcoming sequel, Overwatch 2.

No purpose was given for Goodman’s departure, however his exit comes within the wake of quite a few high-profile exits following Blizzard’s harassment and discrimination lawsuit. Given the corporate’s shake-ups already, that is sure to come back as a blow.

Particularly since Overwatch 2 is lower than a month from launch on October 4, 2022.

In fact, a lot of Goodman’s work on the sequel could have been carried out already, with hero designs for Overwatch’s newcomers nicely in place. However as a stay service recreation, it’s going to wish loads of new heroes within the coming months and years… and dropping Goodman isn’t excellent.

Overwatch 2 – Season One Overview

With regards to Overwatch 2 heroes, the brand new battle go system will see new heroes added to the sport’s battle go – changing into unlockable on the free degree 50 tier.

“Whereas Overwatch 2 heroes will every have their very own clear strengths and weak spot, and a few heroes shall be more practical towards others, we imagine our recreation performs higher and is extra enjoyable with fewer exhausting counters and a broader vary of efficient hero picks,” stated Blizzard in a press release.

Whether or not or not this works out, stays to be seen. Nevertheless it appears as if Blizzard might want to discover a new lead hero designer sooner moderately than later.

Need to learn extra about Overwatch 2? Try why Overwatch 2 is placing new characters in its battle go and learn the way cross-progression and account merging will work.

Ryan Leston is an leisure journalist and movie critic for IGN. You may observe him on Twitter.



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