Overwatch animated short 'Recall' now available

Watch Winston's story play out and learn more about Overwatch in the following animated short.

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As we reported last week, an animated short was released for Overwatch today called “Recall.” Recall tells the story of one of Overwatch’s Heroes, Winston.

Winston is a genetically-engineered gorilla and brilliant scientist who wishes the days of heroism would return. The short has us joining Winston as he works on a shield generator, which may or may not have gone how he had expected it to. As a result, he decides to take a break and enjoy a snack, which is interrupted by news of ongoing conflict in the world. Winston is reluctant to call Overwatch agents to active duty due to the passing of the Petras Act.

The majority of the animated short takes a look at Winston’s early days, gives us a clue as to where the name Winston came from, and his love for peanut butter. We won’t ruin the short for you, but if you’re at all interested in Overwatch, you should take the time to watch this nearly eight-minute video.

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    March 21, 2016 1:50 PM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Overwatch animated short 'Recall' now available

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      March 21, 2016 2:41 PM

      I wish this made it to the MMO stage. Seems like a very interesting world premise.

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        March 21, 2016 4:33 PM

        If Overwatch is successful, my guess is that they'll add PVE elements of some kind. If TF2 can do it...

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        March 21, 2016 4:43 PM

        Also give me an invite blizzard!

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        March 21, 2016 5:07 PM

        It was an mmo once upon a time

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        March 21, 2016 5:14 PM

        I kind of agree. The shorts are nice, but I don't go in much for out-of-game world building, and it's so hard to get context from the kind of gameplay that Overwatch has. I wish there was just any kind of PvE content where they could fit some story.

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        March 21, 2016 11:21 PM

        I was just now wondering if maybe they were going the same route as Destiny/The Division and just kinda said "...nah"

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          March 22, 2016 7:16 PM

          That kind of game with Blizzard's touch....

          I might be willing to pay $14.99 a month for that T_T

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      March 21, 2016 3:18 PM

      I don't get why this looks so good (like, Pixar quality), but the Warcraft movie trailers have me cringing every few seconds.

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        March 21, 2016 3:55 PM

        Blizzard didn't make the Warcraft movie or its trailers.

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          March 21, 2016 4:23 PM

          Yea it was all outsourced to the movie studio. Wish they'd done it in house...

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            March 21, 2016 5:16 PM

            ILM is doing the effects. It's not like Blizzard farmed this out to a no-talent budget studio. And, honestly, Blizzard has no in-house experience with the kind of effects or scale that are required for a feature film.

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              March 21, 2016 5:55 PM

              Very true but still there are always first try's. Couldn't be worse the Square's attempt to enter movies....

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                March 21, 2016 11:39 PM

                lol

                (made me curious)
                "Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001), was produced by Square subsidiary Square Pictures prior to the merger (Square Pictures is now a consolidated subsidiary of Square Enix).[73] Its box-office failure caused Enix to delay the merger, which was already considered before the creation of the film, for fear of associating itself with a company that loses money." -wiki

                massive failure... but now they have an awesome internal cinematics team

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                  March 21, 2016 11:41 PM

                  The same studio also did the Final Flight of the Osisris for Animatrix.

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      March 21, 2016 7:07 PM

      That's a pretty sweet short! I haven't played the beta, but for some reason I'm excited about this game.

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      March 21, 2016 7:13 PM

      don't really like that monkey man. he's basically just monkey beast.

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        March 21, 2016 8:04 PM

        Shit, you are right. I never got that before, even Hank/Winston feel like similar type names.

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      March 21, 2016 8:16 PM

      Please tell me that's not Metzen using his Thrall voice? Jesus I'm tired of his voice and I hope it's just me.