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IGN leaks Overwatch releasing May 24th, pre-order for open beta early access

Rocketz

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Get the hype train started. I'll be there day 1.

Poor Battleborn. It never stood a chance.
 
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Sweet, I was just thinking that I'm actually really excited to see if this game can finally be the first next gen multiplayer game I "click" with. I gather it's a bit like TF2 but a fresh start, without hats and a lot of other baggage getting in the way of the teamwork. I'd really like this to work well on PS4.

Ard come on now!! Really?

Uncharted 4
Doom
Battleborn
Mirrors edge
One piece burning blood
Valkyrie chronicles remaster
Overwatch

Wtf

Damn now that you mention it, while this in awesome when looked at as a consumer, looking at this as an enthusiast makes me cringe at how much some of these are gonna cannibalize the sales of others. Mirror's Edge, Valkyrie Chronicles Remaster, Battleborn and One Piece probably deserve better than to release on the same day as Uncharted 4, Doom and Overwatch. Obviously Battleborn and Overwatch are the most comparable, but that just means that poor Battleborn may be a non-starter from the beginning, since it is arguably aiming at the same demographic.

Overwatch appeals more to me anyways, so I'm part of the problem I guess, but it seems sad for Gearbox to be stacked against Blizzard here. I guess it's on them to convince me though.

Mirror's Edge seems most in danger from Uncharted 4 but the comparison isn't so easy as it is for Overwatch and Battleborn, so I guess that Mirror's Edge may be safe. Just hoping that game gets good sales so the IP continues, they're taking a risk with restarting the IP.

One Piece and Valkyria Chronicles wouldn't be expected to be huge hitters anyways but it's still too bad they are releasing on such a busy day.

Doom and Uncharted 4 are pretty much guaranteed hits so no reason to worry about them imo.

Edit:

HA! Misinterpreted Blackleg-sanji1's post as saying that they are all releasing on the 24th! That's not too insane now XD.
 

TatteredHat

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Oh man, Battleborn is coming out in May as well? I almost feel bad for Gearbox.

you pay for early access to the open beta

Well yeah, obviously. :p it's more of an early access thing than what I would consider a genuine open beta.

I had a lot of fun last year during one of the beta weekends, so I imagine I'll probably pre-order it in due time. Plenty of other stuff to play in the meantime, luckily.
 

Tenebrous

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Ard come on now!! Really?

Uncharted 4
Doom
Battleborn
Mirrors edge
One piece burning blood
Valkyrie chronicles remaster
Overwatch

Wtf

I'm lucky that none of that interests me.

DkS3 in April, this in May, (hopefully) Stellaris around here, and Legion in July.
 

Syf

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Really wonder if this will have a healthy community on consoles.

I wish my computer didn't shit itself.
They really need to tell us what we can expect for online functionality vs the PC version. With Diablo never getting seasons I'm wondering if this will be missing anything
 

ref

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Yay!

That's not so far away.

Can't wait for Overwatch, the weekend beta (only time I had with the game) was so much fun, me and a friend are going to be playing a lot of this game.
 

Milennia

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been playing it for months now and i really feel it will explode onto the scene when released, looking forward to it.
 

yanipheonu

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So I get to play Mei in May?



Cue sad trombone
 

Shpeshal Nick

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Well, technically, IGN didn't leak it.

That artwork would have been approved by Blizzard. They would have put it together and the ad would have been put up intentionally.
 

killroy87

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Well, technically, IGN didn't leak it.

That artwork would have been approved by Blizzard. They would have put it together and the ad would have been put up intentionally.
Ign would have control of when their ads go up. They clearly put them up early
 

Aters

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Has there ever been a spring more packed than this year's? It feels like winter is coming.
 

HowZatOZ

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Battleborn was going to be dead on arrival anyway, that beta was horseshit. I'm keen to see how Blizzard handles this title, and how specifically it will develop over the course of its online life.
 

Discotheque

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Ard come on now!! Really?

Uncharted 4
Doom
Battleborn
Mirrors edge
One piece burning blood
Valkyrie chronicles remaster
Overwatch

Wtf

tight.

uncharted 4 for my sp/mp on console
and mirror's edge/overwatch for my sp/mp on pc.

should be good. hope we get a tight community on here for it. which is likely a given since it's a blizzard game.
 

SlickVic

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Really interested in this one. I'm not really someone who plays a whole lot of multiplayer games, but TF2 is probably one of my most played multiplayer games. So if this game sparks some of the same magic I'm definitely excited for it.
 

Acidote

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Once this is official I have to ask them if I can get beta access with the big box collector's edition preorder.
 

OléGunner

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I'm mostly wondering why they haven't had a single beta on PS4 yet. Really nerve-wrecking hoping that the Sony servers can handle it...

When is the last time Sony servers shit their pants due to a new games traffic?
Not even Star Wars could cripple PSN so I doubt Overwatch would cause any problems.
 

KojiKnight

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To be fair other than balance changes, the beta right now is as polished as any release product.

The ui is still kind of a mess (try figuring out your sentry health, or the status of your portal the first match or two while running around a fire fight) and there definitely could be more modes or maps.
 

Priapus10101

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Does Overwatch have ranked matchmaking, dedicated servers and proper custom maps (e.g. ability to make surf maps in CSGO)?
 

Seiniyta

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Ranked mm yes dedicated servers yes, custom maps probably not. I believe it's going to be battle net exclusive on pc, so you can't really mod it.

No community servers, but the private game options are pretty robust.

No modding/mapmaking at launch but they're absolutely not opposed to the idea. It just takes a lot of work making a relative user friendly SDK with middleware and licenses issue sorted out at the same time and implementing it as well.

And yeah, Ranked is coming, either in beta or shortly after launch. But it's one of their main priorities now.
 

Meia

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they're not gonna launch Legion in the same month or twoso basically confirms my fear for aug/sept

we're gonna have over a year of hfc


Considering Legion is STILL in alpha and betas typically last at least 6 months when it comes to expansions, I'd have figured this was a known thing sadly. :(
 

SlickShoes

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This is my game of the year 2016 so far, will be there day1 and far beyond. It's the only shooter I've managed to play online for more than a week in years.

Hopefully they ranked match system they put in is good.