Overwatch 2 was unveiled at the opening ceremony for BlizzCon 2019, where Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan took to the stage to announce the sequel. While Kaplan didn’t have an exact release date to share, the game appears to still be in early development. Following the reveal, Blizzard announced they would be “going dark” on Overwatch 2 until further notice.
This makes it challenging to pin down what platforms OW2 could potentially release on. Given that both the PS5 and Xbox Scarlett are expected to launch sometime during Holiday 2020, its possible OW2 will release alongside the new consoles.
There’s also Google Stadia, which has been catching a lot of flak for poor performance, especially regarding online multiplayer. Lastly, the original OW was recently ported to the Nintendo Switch, possibly indicating Blizzard has plans to bring the sequel to the handheld hybrid as well. Therefore, we recommend you check back for future updates once we have more information.
What we do know is that OW2 is far from your typical sequel. While it’s a standalone product and not an expansion, it appears Blizzard isn’t planning on ditching OW any time soon. A portion of the sequel’s new content, such as heroes and multiplayer modes, will come to OW at no additional charge. Additionally, Blizzard intends to have OW and OW2 coexist for the foreseeable future with connected multiplayer between both games.