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Overwatch’s lead hero designer leaves Blizzard, days before Overwatch 2 release

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Overwatch 2 is just a few days away from seeing its free-to-play release on all platforms, with an updated business model that is very reminiscent of today’s online gaming. However, a hard blow has been received by the team during these days, since Overwatch’s lead hero designer leaves Blizzard, days after the launch of the game that represents a rebirth or burial of the franchise.

Through the PC Gamer portal, Blizzard confirmed that Geoff Goodman is leaving the company, after years of service developing and designing Overwatch 1 and 2 characters, such as Sojourn and Junker Queen. Yes ok A reason for Goodman leaving Blizzard has not been specified, this was one of the last remaining veterans of the project still working, after Jeff Kaplan and Sonny Chacko also left the company.

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Overwatch’s lead hero designer leaves Blizzard, days before Overwatch 2 release

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From Blizzard, they issued a farewell letter, which details the following (translated): “We thank Geoff for his many years of service at Blizzard and wish him all the best. His ability to bring Overwatch’s diverse roster of heroes to life through the game has been incredible, and the mark he has left on the Warcraft and Overwatch teams will be felt for years to come.” Despite this significant drop, the game seems to have all the strength to push through on release, which will be the litmus test if it flops or dies trying.

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Somewhat discouraging news for the Blizzard team and fans, who are eagerly awaiting the release of Overwatch 2 on October 4. Only time will tell if the title manages to stay alive thanks to the new business model, but one thing is for sure, the developers will have to make a great effort in terms of content so that the players do not abandon for feeling the same nightmare that happened with the first game.

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