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[VentureBeat] Overwatch isn't free to play, will feature 21 heroes

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Up until now, many speculated that Overwatch will go the free-to-play route given Blizzard’s success with Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm. But at the ninth BlizzCon fan convention, the developer announced that players will have to buy the game. Those who purchase the regular version of Overwatch for $40 will get all the base content, including all the maps and all 21 characters. It’s coming out next spring.

Overwatch will also have a more expensive “origins edition” (for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC) for $60 that’ll feature five bonus skins for some of the characters that reveal a bit of their backstory. It’ll have Overwatch-related items for Blizzard’s other games, including portraits for StarCraft II and the Tracer character for the Heroes of the Storm multiplayer game. Additionally, the developer will release a collector’s edition that has all of the above plus a character statue, an art book, and the game’s soundtrack.

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Not sure how I feel about this news.
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This game now has a extremely hard market to crack now.
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Amiibos anyone?
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I see a lot of parallels to TF2, except it doesn't have the first mover advantage and might be priced a tad too high considering the inevitable comparisons that will be made.
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Pay $40 for a tf2 update? And no hats!?

Hmm I think not.
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Hm...The game looks like a slightly updated TF2
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I for one like this. I just hope they won't introduce a lot of skins. That really killed TF2 for me. More like clown simulator now... looks discusting. At least now we won't get plagued by peruvians like in dota....
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I for one like this. I just hope they won't introduce a lot of skins. That really killed TF2 for me. More like clown simulator now... looks discusting. At least now we won't get plagued by peruvians like in dota....

That's far fetched, you know they'll be releasing microtransactions for this game 100%. Look at Heroes of Warcraft the CCG, and Heroes of the Storm....
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Well that is it for me then. I am out. It didn't even look appealing enough for me to play it free 2 play. FPS games just can't grab me anymore after I played CS1.6 for like 8 years and nothing comes even remotely close in terms of gameplay.


Cool to see that it is coming to consoles too for those that do not have a gaming PC.
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