GamesIndustry.biz - Has Blizzard solved the sequel dilemma? "Blizzard's solution with Overwatch 2 is elegant and clever, combining
the best aspects of many of those approaches -- and avoiding a lot of their
pitfalls. It intends to maintain a level playing field between the existing
Overwatch and its sequel, with the core PvP game being playable between the
two titles, and all the PvP updates to Overwatch 2 being rolled back into
the original game free of charge. The sequel, then, will focus on expanding
the Overwatch franchise to include elements it has only dabbled with so far
-- PvE modes and a story-driven game.
This approach is hugely generous to players of the existing game, which of
course makes sense given that the last thing Blizzard wants to do is drive
away players who continue to pay for microtransactions. But it also manages
to step far enough away from the original title to justify its positioning
as a full-priced sequel rather than a mere expansion."