Blizzard announces Cole Cassidy is the new name for the Overwatch
character formerly known as Jesse McCree.
it was announced
the character would be renamed, since the McCree name was based on a
hit with allegations of inappropriate behavior. Interestingly the
name change is now part of the lore for the multiplayer shooter. Here's the text
of the message that's posted as a video for some reason:
The first thing a
renegade loses is their name, and this one gave up his long ago.
Running from his past meant running from himself, and each passing year only
widened the divide between who he had been and what he had become. But in every
cowboy's life, there comes a time when he has to stop and make a stand.
To make this new Overwatch better to make things right he had to be honest with
his team and himself. The cowboy he was rode into the sunset, and Cole Cassidy
faced the world at dawn.