Popular YouTuber TimTheTatman recently expressed his concerns about the direction of Overwatch 2, sharing his thoughts on why he believes the series has taken a wrong turn. Since its release in early access in October 2022, Overwatch 2 has been surrounded by various controversies, and the recent cancellation of promised PvE elements has further frustrated fans.
The cancellation of the highly anticipated PvE campaign mode for Overwatch 2 was announced on May 16, leaving many fans disappointed. Although the game’s executive producer, Jared Neuss, clarified that other PvE-focused content for Overwatch 2 was still in development, the news of the scrapped campaign initially revealed at BlizzCon 2019 has shaken the faith of many loyal fans.
TimTheTatman recently shared his views on the cancellation of the PvE mode in Overwatch 2 through a YouTube video. While expressing his disappointment, he also criticized Blizzard for what he believed was a mishandling of the franchise. According to TimTheTatman, the lack of regular updates for the original Overwatch after the sequel was announced had a negative impact on the series, in his opinion, causing it to lose its momentum and appeal.
In an interesting perspective, TimTheTatman suggested that Blizzard would have made a better decision by focusing on regular updates for the original Overwatch instead of releasing a sequel. He believed that this approach would have prevented content droughts and maintained the game’s popularity over time. Additionally, he mentioned that if the canceled PvE mode had been introduced as an expansion for the first game, its cancellation would not have been as disappointing. According to TimTheTatman, the promised PvE content was a significant factor that justified the need for a sequel, making its cancellation a major letdown for many fans.
Despite his criticism of Overwatch 2, TimTheTatman expressed his continued love for the series and expressed hope for positive changes in the future. While he now focuses on playing games like Call of Duty: Warzone 2, he mentioned that the original Overwatch was one of his most-played games when he started as a content creator, indicating its significance to him. However, he acknowledged that Overwatch 2 was currently facing difficulties and expressed uncertainty about its future. He expressed his desire for Overwatch to experience a comeback but admitted uncertainty about how that would happen.
Despite the disappointment expressed by fans, including TimTheTatman, Blizzard has assured players that there are substantial plans in store for Overwatch 2. The developer has unveiled a roadmap that outlines upcoming events, new Heroes, maps, and other content for the free-to-play hero shooter. While this roadmap offers a glimpse into the future, it remains uncertain whether these forthcoming additions will be enough to maintain fans’ interest and engagement with the game in the months ahead.