Jeff Kaplan Promises More Overwatch Animated Shorts Are on the Way

Allan Goodman
May 20, 2017

After many weeks of rumors and speculations, Blizzard Entertainment has finally confirmed that they are going to have an anniversary event for their smash hit, "Overwatch". And why not? They're some of the most engaging parts of Overwatch, and easily compare to movies like Pixar's in terms of animation quality and worldbuilding. Blizzard has been busy teasing new skins, maps and emotes. You can download Overwatch and play it for free from May 26-29.

The last few days have been exciting for Overwatch fans, with confirmation of an Anniversary Event coming out of a secret event held in NYC. According to Kaplan while speaking to the recent NY event audience, Blizzard is open to the idea to introduce some new cross-over skins from a number of other Blizzard's franchises. Speaking to Polygon, game director Jeff Kaplan elaborated on where they're at right now. "For this free weekend, we're making Overwatch's full roster of 24 heroes and 14 maps available for play in a variety of modes, including Quick Play, Custom Games, and the Arcade", said the blog post. We felt like, for our first year, it was really important not to do that stuff. The fans will be able to also keep the progress if they will buy the game after the Free Weekend.

The only drawback is that players will need a PS Plus and Xbox Live Gold account to access the free weekend.

A new set of Overwatch shorts are on the way.

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Kaplan noted that the Overwatch team thinks of the animated shorts in seasons, with season one ending with The Last Bastion.

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There are at least four new Overwatch Anniversary skins that will be released next week to celebrate the momentous first birthday of the game.

According to Kaplan, animated shorts are probably the thing that the Overwatch team loves to do the most.

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