have word that Blizzard has cancelled the Overwatch:
graphic novel. This was intended to tell the story of
, since the multiplayer shooter is presented with little or no
internal exposition. Here's word:
I wanted to let you know that we have
decided to cancel the release of the Overwatch: First Strike graphic novel.
While we are grateful to the team for the fantastic work they put into it, we've
ultimately decided to take the story in a different direction.
The original idea for the graphic novel dates back to the early days of the
game's development and came from our desire to tell the story of the founding of
Overwatch during the Omnic Crisis. In the years since First Strike's conception,
we have done a lot of development on the universe and its stories. While the
core of this story remains, we have changed and expanded upon how we see the
events that took place during the first days of Overwatch.
So for now the early adventures of Gabriel Reyes, Jack Morrison, Ana Amari,
Reinhardt Wilhelm, Torbjörn Lindholm (and more!) wait for another day. But we
know that this is a story that you are excited about, and it's one we still plan
I'd like to thank everyone for the enthusiasm, passion, and support you've shown
towards the Overwatch universe. We have a number of stories in development that
will delve deeper into the world and its heroes, and we can't wait to share them
with you in the coming months.