Blizzard Talking About Overwatch, Its First New Franchise in 17 Years, Soon

World of Warcraft developer to host PAX East panel next month where it will talk about Overwatch, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm.

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Gamers hoping to learn more about World of Warcraft developer Blizzard Entertainment's upcoming multiplayer shooter Overwatch, the studio's first new franchise in 17 years, don't have much longer to wait. Blizzard will reveal new details about Overwatch, along with information about other franchises such as Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft and Heroes of the Storm, at PAX East.

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The news comes by way of the official PAX East schedule, which lists the Blizzard panel for Friday, March 6 at 10:30 AM EDT.

The presentation's description reads: "Bold new heroes, exciting new cards, and epic new battlegrounds. . . . Join a trio of Blizzard Entertainment developers for a look at just some of what’s in store for 2015, including upcoming content for Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, and Overwatch."

Dustin Browder (Game Director, Heroes of the Storm), Eric Dodds (Game Director, Hearthstone), and Jeff Kaplan (Game Director, Overwatch) will attend the panel.

While Hearthstone has been officially released, Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch remain in development. Blizzard didn't say what kind of news fans can expect from the PAX East panel, but GameSpot will be reporting all weekend long from the show.

Overwatch was officially announced during Blizzcon in November through a flashy, Pixar-style CG trailer. The game is already well along into development, as it was playable at Blizzcon. A beta is scheduled for 2015, though Blizzard has not yet announced any further details. Perhaps we'll hear more at PAX East? Stay with GameSpot for all the latest news.

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