“It’s an honor to work on Overwatch 2,” game designers say

“It’s an honor to work on Overwatch 2,” game designers say




Queen Junker is a new character in Overwatch 2

Queen Junker is a new character in Overwatch 2

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Blizzard Entertainment has unveiled this Thursday (16) the video presentation of Queen Junker, the newest character in Overwatch 2. The game arrives in October with the mission to rekindle the flame in the heart of a community of fans who have felt abandoned by the developer since the sequel was announced.

Revealed last Sunday (12), Queen Junker is a sure step in that direction, as fans soon began producing content with her. Just do a quick search on sites like DevianArt and ArtStation to find pieces created from the new heroine teaser. It’s a common behavior in the community, which shows how players care about Overwatch and doesn’t go unnoticed by game developers.

It’s crazy like them [os fãs] create artwork minutes after revealing a character“said the narrative designer Gavin Jurgens-Fyhrie in an interview with The game begins. We love to see the creations of the fans“said the designer. The opinion is shared by the art supervisor Kacey Helmswho finds it rewarding to work on a work so loved by the community.

Producing the art of this game is so amazing because we see that our work inspires cosplays, music, illustrations, it’s very rewarding … we love sharing this content with classmates, seeing what fans do.“, explained the supervisor.



Heroines like D.Va have won fans all over the world

Heroines like D.Va have won fans all over the world

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Gavin said that “It is a pleasure and an honor to be part of this team“and that everyone on the team cares a lot about the product.”From design, art, storytelling, voice actors … passion … to having the opportunity to work in a world that so many people love is a real pleasure for us.“.

An example of this, according to the designer, is the participation of the actress Siho Ellsmore, which gives voice to Queen Junker, the newly revealed Australian heroine. “He brought a lot of passion to the role, adding elements that made the character more authentic and gave a name to his weapon.said Gavin.Siho fits perfectly with the cast that plays the heroes of Overwatch“.

More narrative in the game?



Overwatch 2's PvE mode will arrive in 2023 and promises to advance the game's story

Overwatch 2’s PvE mode will arrive in 2023 and promises to advance the game’s story

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The story of Queen Junker, like the rest of the characters in Overwatch 2, is told mainly in trailers and through short lines that appear in matches, when the character encounters an opponent with whom he has a certain relationship. for example. It’s a formula that goes back to Valve’s Team Fortress 2, a game that greatly influenced the first Overwatch.

Asked about this off-game storytelling model and whether fans can expect something different from Overwatch 2, as the game will have a seasonal system and, in the future, a PvE mode, Gavin explained that it’s still a bit early to put it bluntly. about it, but commented that the team has a lot to reveal in the future about Queen Junker and her relationship with other characters. “We have many things we want to show you along the way, not just about her, but also about all the heroes.“He concluded.

Players will be able to find out a little more about Queen Junker in the beta test of Overwatch 2 scheduled for June 28 on PC and consoles. The game is scheduled for release on October 4, with versions for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S.

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