Overwatch: Origins Edition release date pegged for spring 2016 on PC and consoles

It appears Overwatch is just a few months away from release on both PC and consoles.

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Blizzard has revealed Overwatch: Origins Edition is expected to launch in spring 2016.

The reveal comes from Blizzard’s own Battle.net website, where a large advertisement of the game can be seen. The ad shows the game will indeed be present on consoles in addition to its PC version, which we learned about earlier today.

Blizzard is offering those who pre-purchase the game a Noire Widowmaker skin when the game launches some time in spring 2016. In fact, Blizzard explicitly mentions the game will release “on or before June 21, 2016”, which just so happens to be a day after the start of summer.

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      November 5, 2015 5:26 PM

      So purchase plus in-game micro transactions?

      No pricing info though....

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        November 5, 2015 5:36 PM

        Let's just hope Blizzard doesn't charge $60 for an online-only multiplayer game. We know how well that did for Evolve.

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          November 5, 2015 6:05 PM

          i hope the preorder includes a beta invite.

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          November 5, 2015 8:58 PM

          If they add maps to the game for free instead of fragmenting the player community with commercial map-map releases every few months, and if they support the game for many years, then $60 is fine for an online-only shooter.

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          November 5, 2015 10:19 PM

          Worked okay for Titanfall. Though there was even less to play then. I think it'll work well on PS4, but XBone has great shooty games now and coming.

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      November 5, 2015 5:45 PM

      It looks like this was not meant to go live, because all traces of this are down now. Sounds like we'll find out more tomorrow.

      This was a hell of a thing to have leak, especially since the rumor was flying all day.

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        November 5, 2015 5:52 PM

        Shipped out to Gamestops and such already. Too late to put this genie back in the bottle.

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      November 5, 2015 6:01 PM

      which just so happens to be a day after the start of summer.

      That would be any day during the summer, surely it should be the day?

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      November 5, 2015 7:08 PM

      http://i.imgur.com/0HE7eBo.png

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        November 5, 2015 8:59 PM

        Oh shi, Tracer will be awesome in Heroes of the Storm!

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      November 5, 2015 7:18 PM

      Hrrm, any chance of cross platform multiplayer?

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        November 5, 2015 7:20 PM

        At best, we'll see Xbox one to windows. I doubt the os4 will have it.

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          November 5, 2015 9:17 PM

          PS4 has cross platform with PC for SFV, so it's not out of the question. It's probably Xbox that's less likely to do cross platform unless it's for something on the Windows app store.

          PC Overwatch has full gamepad support already as well, including some aim assist. Not that I expect many use it, but they're already mixing mouse and gamepad users that way.

          Also, unlike Diablo3, the game can work as-is on console without changes. Diablo3 console has differences in monster density and such, not just the control scheme.

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        November 5, 2015 8:32 PM

        Very doubtful. Diablo 3 came out on both the current and previous generation of consoles, and has no cross-platform multiplayer.

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          November 5, 2015 9:39 PM

          It's also very different in that it's not online only so it can be hacked, controls and everything else are changed. But the bnet thing is the real reason for the separation.

          They could design this one to be cross platform from the ground up, but I don't see it happening. FPS games are the worst things to have cross platform because of the control disparity.

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        November 6, 2015 7:52 AM

        In a FPS? No.

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      November 5, 2015 7:21 PM

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        November 5, 2015 7:47 PM

        Sounds like the HotS starter pack.

        Cost is $40 and includes skins and unlocks and whatnot.

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        November 6, 2015 12:35 AM

        That its an EA title.

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        November 6, 2015 1:31 AM

        it means it's just the start of how much money you'll dump into the game!

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        November 6, 2015 5:32 AM

        it's probably a starter pack, like many F2P games have, that includes a bundle of content

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      November 5, 2015 9:38 PM

      Oh, I thought this game was gonna be free to play for some reason

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        November 5, 2015 10:24 PM

        I did too.

        What if it doesn't do well as a cash up front game. Maybe we see it go F2P like some MMOs? I'm curious about the discussions they had on how they planed to monetize this.

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        November 6, 2015 12:06 AM

        Looking at the screen veras posted, it looks like it will be free and this will be a "starter pack". So you can get the heroes cheaper than buying them separate and get some extra stuff at the same time.

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          November 6, 2015 7:48 AM

          gross, if that's the case, my interest is gone.

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            November 6, 2015 7:53 AM

            Yes this business model seriously sucks ass. In HOTS heroes are 10 bucks each, if you bought them all at once it would be like paying 300. Instead you get in game currency grind. Really tired of it (even though it directly benefits players like me).

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              November 6, 2015 10:58 AM

              Yup. Fuck that shit. It's only gonna get worse too.

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      November 6, 2015 11:02 AM

      BULLSHIT, WHERE IS MY BETA KEY

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        November 6, 2015 2:02 PM

        spend 60$ on a game that others are playing for free right now, but you don't get to play it if you buy it now.

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        November 6, 2015 9:26 PM

        I'm playing it right now and I bought it :)

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      November 7, 2015 3:26 AM

      I would pay $120 for this game!!!!

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