Hi PlayStation.Blog! I’m Jeff Kaplan from the Overwatch development team, and I’m happy to let everyone know that Overwatch will be launching May 24th on PS4!
As an added bonus, if you pre-purchase Overwatch, you’ll get early access to the Beta for you and a friend from May 3rd to May 4th. After that, everyone will have a chance to play free during our Open Beta from May 5th to May 9th.
What is Overwatch?
Overwatch is a team-based, multiplayer shooter featuring a cast of 21 dynamic heroes. Taking place on a near-future Earth, Overwatch gives players the ability to bend time, defy physics, and unleash over-the-top powers and weapons.
Teams compete in six-on-six, objective-based maps set across the world — you’ll be protecting an ancient temple in Egypt, escorting an EMP device through King’s Row in London, battling for control of Lijiang Tower in China, and more. Switching heroes on the ﬂy is key to countering your opponents and to gaining the upper hand in battle.
Why Open Beta and Early Access?
We know how important and meaningful it can be to try out a game before buying it. We also want to make sure you get a really good sense of what the full game will be like, so we’re making all 21 heroes and all maps and game modes available in the Open Beta — that way you can really start to get a handle on the game’s central concepts, like roles, counters, and hero-switching, in a variety of different map types. The early access portion of the Open Beta is our small way of thanking players who’ve invested in Overwatch early. Your belief in the game means a lot to us.
If you’d like to support Overwatch, you can pre-purchase now to get early access to the Open Beta.
Thanks, we can’t wait for you to join us soon.