Blizzard Confirms Overwatch PS4/Xbox One Editions, Release Window [UPDATE]

No longer a PC exclusive.

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[UPDATE 2] During Blizzard's BlizzCon opening ceremony today, the publisher officially confirmed that Overwatch is coming to PS4 and Xbox One through the Origins Edition. It is scheduled to launch in spring 2016 on the same day that the PC version arrives.

The game's newly launched website reveals that the standard edition of Overwatch will cost $40 on PC. However, the Origins Edition (the only version available for Xbox One and PS4) costs $60. In addition, GameStop's website reveals a $130 collector's edition.

Blizzard has also announced three new Overwatch characters and released a new trailer.

  • Genji -- "A cybernetic ninja, is an expert assassin capable of extraordinary feats of agility, including reflecting enemy attacks with his blade."
  • D.Va -- "A former pro-gaming superstar who pilots an experimental military mech in defense of her home country."
  • Mei -- "Travels the globe applying her scientific expertise to protect the natural world; in battle, her arsenal of climate-manipulating technology has the power to put the opposition on ice."
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[UPDATE] Blizzard has confirmed that Overwatch is coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on its Battle.net homepage. The image also points to a release date "on or before June 21st, 2016."

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It looks like one of Blizzard's BlizzCon surprises has been revealed early. Game Informer reports that retailer GameStop has "received word" that multiplayer shooter Overwatch, Blizzard's first new franchise in 17 years, is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Previously, the game was confirmed only for PC.

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All versions of the game are priced at $60 and are slated to launch sometime in 2016, according to the report. It was previously speculated that Overwatch could be a free-to-play game.

A Blizzard representative told GameSpot, "We are excited to share more information about Overwatch with everyone at BlizzCon this weekend--so be sure to tune in to the opening ceremonies."

If an official announcement is coming at BlizzCon, you won't have to wait long. The annual event begins tomorrow, November 6, with an opening ceremony at 11 AM PDT. We're also expecting to see the first trailer for the upcoming Warcraft movie during BlizzCon.

For more on Overwatch, which was announced one year ago this month during BlizzCon 2014, check out the video above.

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Hope this is good...

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I said it looked like a console game ages ago. Its obvious even from the early gameplay footage that this game was designed for consoles.

They probably left PC gamers thinking it was exclusive so that they could advertise it for them. As a PC gamer I have no interest in console shooters and I can spot one a mile away.

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Thank you Blizzard :)

You just made me save 1k Euros ;)

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@FkzAz: another braindead peasant, thinking it costs 1k euros to beat a ps4.

god you children desperately need to educate yourselfs

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@djschaum5201: lol its funny how you act all high and mighty and calling people idiots or whatever and that we're all brain dead but you're the one who can't even spell * Yourselves * right hahaha its funny how the world works. :)

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@djschaum5201: educated people needs to know that in some countries building a 'GAMING' pc is far more expensive than buying a console

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@hahamanin: except it's not. an i3 and a gtx 750 can outperform the ps4 and neither of them cost anywhere near 1k euros combined. Factor in yearly ps+/ xbox live fees and significantly more expensive console games and your console already costs more than PC.

No seriously, do some research next time. You peasants are obviously clueless about PC gaming.

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@djschaum5201: before calling others peasants check your knowledge first... and i game on steam too and most probably a lot more than you

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Yes. I love Blizzard games but I'm not a PC gamer these days so this game coming to consoles is great news for me.

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Preordered

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I played the beta

lol i thought this game was free to play

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A very smart decision! They'll reach more people on console easily.

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Kinda predicted this was going to happen.

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Still wont be the same so it still is exclusive

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@BabeNewelll: Weak

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@BabeNewelll: So what would be different besides a graphics upgrade and constant bug fixes for GPU's?

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@rasterror: bad controls , low field of view , assholes that inhabit console shooters.

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@BabeNewelll: Like you :)

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No sulking pc gamers

@BabeNewelll:

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@stylest: grinning sir grinning

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Hopefully it will work on PC at launch lol....

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@dunc7827: I don't think that will be an issue as the console versions will be ports of the PC version instead of vice versa.

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SHIT!!!!!!! That's good news!

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One of the few exclusive from PC I wanted on consoles.... Nice!

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$60 for another online multiplayer shooter made up of just maps with no story campaign... looks at clock, yep.. about that time again.

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@bobafetthatesu: I'd prefer just multiplayer and no campaign.

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@bobafetthatesu: Which means hours upon hours upon hours of gameplay. Yeah, that sounds so terrible.

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@bobafetthatesu: I love that you have no idea what you're talking about. It's endearing.

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@ck02623: what he she does not know DOES IT HAVE A CAMPAIGN? Nope

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@bobafetthatesu: $40, actually.

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Meh, I'd rather Hearthstone come to consoles, it's quite baffling why it hasn't. This isn't my type of game but I'm sure others will enjoy it.

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D3 on consoles was full of hackers that hacked their gear to be insane. Will Blizzard even attempt to prevent this with Overwatch?

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@csward: D3 on consoles has offline saves so you do not need to be online to play which allowed hacking to occur. Overwatch should as safe from hacking as other online shooters

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@eldak: D3 on consoles suck , hackers will ruin all console versions of all games with their self entitled offline bullshit,

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@csward: i have never met anyone with any hacked gear and i play on PS4 everyday? what exactly are you talking about?

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@ipsofact0: It's well documented, go ahead and google it.

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WOOOOOOO!

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Eat it Pitchford. This is called Karma, and it's coming to collect.

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Did anyone actually think it wouldn't be a multiplatform game?

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R.I.P Battleborn I was gonna get it too until this...

A shame battleborn has cooler characters (Mushroom ninja) but this will have the better gameplay and therefore the longer lifespan

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Xbox One order in!

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After Blizzard ripped me off with the Diablo 3 ps3 version I'm not going to support them. Screw them. I'll just get Battleborn instead (which also has a campaign).

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@cboye18: How did they rip you off? I thought that was a solid port.

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@cboye18: By most accounts Diablo 3 is a really good port on PS4

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@cboye18: How did Blizzard ripped you off with Diablo 3?

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@sladakrobot: PC version is rip of that's how, and overall Screw D3 when they will get back to D2 style with builds ,stats and mastery trees it won't be a ripoff

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