In another twist in the ongoing Overwatch 2 metanarrative, Blizzard has announced that the hero shooter’s highly-anticipated cooperative PvE mode has been cancelled. This is despite promising for years that it would be included with skill trees and perks to boot.
Executive Producer Jared News A Recent streams (thanks, Eurogamer), admitting that “the development of the PvE experience hasn’t really made the progress we’d hoped”. While the team had developed “a bunch of amazing content”, Nous explained that “the effort required to bring it all together into an ice-quality experience that we can send you is huge, and there’s really no end to it. . . .
Neuss elaborated, noting that: “We’re left with a more difficult choice: Do we continue to pour all the effort into PvE in the hope that we can take it off at some point in the future, or We’ve aligned on this set of values? and focused on the live game and serving you all?”
Community, predictably, is having none of this. Outspoken members have voiced different versions of the same sentiment: Blizzard over-promised and under-delivered, and it seems that the PVE content that was developed was likely and will be cannibalized and expelled seasonally. the streamer KarQ Twitter put the state of affairs quite clearly:
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