Overwatch to get longer comics and in-game story archives

Overwatch has a lot of character. Besides the polished gameplay, it is probably one of the biggest drawcards to the game: a colourful cast of misfits, heroes and oddities that leave you wishing to hear their stories. Besides for smatterings of chatter and the various sprays you can unlock, there is sadly very little of the lore and plot in the game itself. That is going to change.

Michael Chu, Overwatch’s lead writer agrees with all the people that want more. “I would say generally I always want more. I’m never happy, y’know. We have a goal to continue to make more stories, get more of them out there. There’s such an appetite for the Overwatch universe – we have laid a lot of plans in this 30-year-and-growing story of Overwatch.”

“I can say that we have a general goal on the comics side. We’d like to do longer comics, we feel like that will enable us to do more in-depth stories, let some of them breathe a little more. That’s definitely a goal for us going into the next year.”

If you prefer some in-game storytelling, the team plans on adding some of the world’s lore into the game itself. “Ideally we’d love for people not to have to go hunting on the internet for various pieces of lore. It’s just one of those things that hasn’t quite made it into the game yet, we have plans for it, we sort’ve got the first part in which was the really basic lore blurb, the skin flavour text. It’s definitely something that we still want to do and hopefully we’ll be able to get to it at some point. We don’t want to just copy and paste a text field on to the hero gallery.”

Now when that is done, can we get some singleplayer or co-op story-based content, please?

Source: PC GamesN

If it has the letters RPG in it, I am there. Still battling with balancing trying to play every single game that grabs my interest, getting 100% in a JRPG, and devoting time to my second home in Azeroth.

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