Sources inside Activision-Blizzard spoke anonymously to Dexerto’s microphones, discussing the problems caused by the complaint of the Californian body DFEH (Department of Fair Employment and Housing) and the development of Overwatch 2, the highly anticipated sequel to one of the most popular competitive shooters in recent years.
According to what some developers said, the production times of Overwatch 2 would have unnerved investors a lot, and the complaint of last July 22 would have worsened the situation further. The studio currently seems to need to “release the game as soon as possible”, and the expected release window is the summer of 2022.
“We know we have to release Overwatch 2, ” said an insider, ” we were asked to introduce all the mechanics we announced, fix everything and launch the game . We are planning a release in the summer of 2022 [.. .] We’ve been told several times to aim for a second quarter new year release, so that’s the priority for now. “
Activision-Blizzard is in a complex situation, and now the studio has the difficult task of publishing the sequel to one of the most famous and best-selling games of the last five years by September 2022. Of course, given the current situation, it is not certain that the studio manages to fulfill its task, but now at least we know that it is unlikely that the exit will postpone to 2023.