Blizzard announced that Jeff Goodman, who was involved in the development of heroes and them for Overwatch 2 and game balance, left his post and now the company will have to find a new person to replace him.
According to the gaming company, Goodman came to this decision in early January. For what reasons they made this decision is not specified. The employees thanked Jeff for the joint work carried out on Overwatch 2 and wished him success in his future career.
The publisher that will distribute the game noted that Jeff Goodman's contribution to Overwatch 2 is invaluable and his work also had a big place in Warcraft:
We thank Jeff for his many years of service at Blizzard and wish him all the best. His ability to bring Overwatch hero gameplay to life is incredible, and the legacy he left on the Warcraft and Overwatch teams will be felt by everyone.
The game designer worked in the studio as the lead person responsible for the balance of the game. Under his leadership, the characters in Overwatch and Overwatch 2 were adjusted in balance. In addition, thanks to his work, boss fights in Blizzard's MMO World of Warcraft have become more elaborate.
On October 4, Overwatch 2 will have to visit the store shelves and please all fans of the first part. It will be possible to play this esports discipline on all platforms of the current and previous generations. Gamers will be able to play Overwatch 2 on PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
Unlike its predecessor, Overwatch 2 will have a shareware distribution model. That is, everyone will be able to try this product, but some opportunities will open only with the investment of funds.
Initially, Blizzard planned to release a PvE campaign along with the PvP mode, but plans later changed and the co-op mode was postponed to next year for more detailed processing. In addition, in PvP mode, there will now be 5 people per team instead of 6.