Three years after its announcement, Overwatch 2 is about to land on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Series. But this launch will be in two of the most important members of the license. Following the departure of iconic Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan in April 2021, it’s lead hero designer Geoff Goodman’s turn to leave Blizzard.
The information was confirmed by the company at PC Gamer, which obviously thanked the involvement and work of one of Blizzard’s most well-known heads by players in recent years.
We thank Geoff for his many years of service at Blizzard and wish him the best. His ability to bring the diversity of Overwatch heroes to life through gameplay has been incredible, and the mark he left on the Warcraft and Overwatch teams will be felt for years to come.
Geoff Goodman left Blizzard this summer, without a specific date, but he was still with the studio in June. It is therefore easy to think that he could have been involved in the creation and development of the new heroes, who will integrate Overwatch 2 when it is released, and in particular the last to be revealed, Kiriko, who is a healer. Moreover, on this subject, note that Kiriko can only be obtained via the battle pass, at level 55. But all players can obtain it by playing, quite simply, without having to pay.
Whatever happens, Overwatch 2 will arrive on October 4, free-to-play, on the platforms listed above.