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More Overwatch Events Teased, as Game Hits 20M Players Fastest Ever for Blizzard

"We're very excited about the prospects for the future."


It may come as little surprise, but Blizzard said today that it plans to release more Overwatch DLC and launch new in-game events in the future.

The two events so far, Summer Games and the Halloween event, were successful, Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime said during an earnings call. Naturally, more are coming.

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"The two events that we've had so far have shown us we have a great model for follow-on content," he explained. "We've found that it stimulates our audience and drives record engagement, so you should expect to see more events, like summer games and Halloween, and additional content, which we'll discuss in more detail later. We're very excited about the prospects for the future."

It's no surprise that more events are coming, as the two previous ones gave players a new way to spend money on the game without Blizzard needing to launch a traditional expansion.

Morhaime also teased that Blizzard will talk more about Overwatch's competitive gaming scene tomorrow, on the first day of BlizzCon 2016.

In other news about Overwatch, art for the unannounced character Sombra popped up this week, leading some to believe an announcement could be on the way.

Blizzard also reiterated today that Overwatch has now reached 20 million registered players, though the game hasn't necessarily sold that many copies. Whatever the case, no Blizzard game has ever reached 20 million registered players faster than Overwatch, Blizzard said.

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