But the idea that Blizzard would launch a game like Overwatch 2 so soon after announcing it makes it seem like this latest information is too good to be true.
As reported by PCgamesN, a recent leak has surfaced suggesting that the release date is being scheduled for 2020.
That’s what was revealed in a new PlayStation Brazil Twitter account message, and it’s something that would no doubt thrill fans to learn.
The post has now been deleted and can no longer be found on the PlayStation Brazil Twitter page.
It reportedly read: “ 2020 will be the year Overwatch 2 comes to PS4.”
An Overwatch 2 release date set for 2020 seems unlikely, with Blizzard remaining very vague on its launch plans for the game during BlizzCon 2019.
We would expect at least another BlizzCon to go by before Overwatch 2 was launched, so it’s hard to say how much stock we can put in this accidental message.
When speaking to Chacko Sonny and Michael Chu during BlizzCon 2019, the Express Online found out that Overwatch 2 was still in the early stages of development.
But what that means exactly is anyone’s guess, as gamers were able to test out a Rio de Janeiro story mission and the new Push Mode during the Blizzard expo.
But from what was shared during a recent press conference, it seems like Overwatch 2 won’t be arriving in early 2020.
When asked why they decided to announce the game so early, and what the plus and minuses are to that decision, Chacko Sonny explained: “On a purely base level, the team just wanted to share what they had been working on for so long.
“There’s a satisfaction that we get from sharing with the community; we’re listening,, and we hear all the feedback.
“We know what people want, and we want you to know that we’re taking that into consideration and working on stuff.
“So from a very base level, that’s a large part of it right there.”
Sonny provided more on how important fan feedback will be from the BlizzCon demo, as well as noting that the game is still in its early stages.
“The day we get back in the office (after BlizzCon) we’re on Reddit and we’re reading everything about what you guys liked about the demo, and what you didn’t like about the demo, what you thought was funny in Push, what you thought wasn’t so great; the speculation on all the different heroes we might be doing, that’s all stuff that we take in,” Chu adds.
“It’s the way we make the best possible stuff by having that, so yeah, there are some challenges associated with announcing this (Overwatch 2) early.
“We’re certainly pretty early on, but at the same time, we want you to come along on this journey with us.”
The Overwatch 2 release date has yet to be officially announced but fans will want to keep an eye on the latest social media chatter to find out if there are any clues coming soon.