Overwatch 2 release date woes will turn out to be true as BlizzConline schedule reveals the devs haven't prepared a deep dive session for the game.
Blizzard announced Overwatch 2 all the way back in November 2019 when they also noted we would see a period without new content for the first game until the sequel launches. That didn't sound worrisome at the time but now it looks like we will be stuck with stale content for longer than anyone expected.
The latest herald of bad news is the BlizzConline schedule that contains info about the events planned for some of the leading franchises for Blizzard, including the ones with expected new content in not-so-distant future.
Three franchises that satisfy the criteria are at the top of the list for Blizzard - World of Warcraft, Diablo and Overwatch. WoW and Diablo 4 will both have deep dive sections during the digital version of Blizzard's convention but Overwatch 2 will not.
In other words, we are not likely to see any new gameplay, trailers or anything concrete when it comes to this game. The only events planned for BlizzConline refer to voice acting, soundtrack, behind the scenes footage and creating your own Pachimari. While that last one is certainly something I'm interested in, it doesn't change the fact there is no info about the sequel.
This confirms the previous statement that suggested Overwatch 2 is not due for 2021 release . That said, fans wouldn't be so riled up if Blizzard didn't completely stop delivering new heroes and maps until the sequel is released.