In another twist to the ongoing Overwatch 2 metanarrative, Blizzard has announced the cancellation of the heroic shooter’s long-awaited cooperative PvE mode. This despite years of promises that it would be included with skill trees and perks.
Chief producer Jared Neuss informed about it last stream (Thanks, Eurogamer), admitting that “the development of the PvE experience hasn’t really made the progress we’d hoped for”. While the team has developed “a lot of amazing content,” Nuess explained, “the effort required to turn it all into a Blizzard-quality experience that we can bring to you is enormous and truly never-ending. ..”
Neuss elaborated: “We’re left with another tough choice: do we continue to put all our efforts into PvE in the hope that we can make it at some point in the future, or do we stay true to this set of values? Have you adapted to live play and focused on serving you all?”
The community probably has none of these. Outspoken members voiced different versions of the same sentiment: Blizzard has over-promised and under-delivered, and it seems that PVE content development is likely to be seasonally eaten and depleted. Streamer KarQ He summed up the situation quite eloquently on Twitter:
What do you think about this latest development? Were you hoping for Overwatch 2’s promised co-op mode? Let us know in the comment section below.