Blizzard’s first competitive shooter Overwatch will finally go live in late May.
Blizzard may be known for developing some of the most successful titles in the MMO, RPG and RTS genres, but the studio behind the likes of StarCraft and Diablo is now taking a shot at the FPS genre with Overwatch. Debuting at BlizzCon 2014, Overwatch is a competitive team-based shooter with over 20 unique character-classes, each with his or her own individual gameplay style. Lucky Blizzard fans were invited to multiple staggered closed Beta tests on PC over the past few months, however everyone will soon be able to take part in the action this May.
Earlier this week, Blizzard finally confirmed that Overwatch will release for PC, Xbox One and PS4 on May 24. A final public Beta will be held between May 5-9; anyone who pre-orders Overwatch will receive two codes granting early Beta access on May 3-4. Those who pre-order through Battle.net will receive the Beta keys through their email linked with Battle.net, while Xbox One and PS4 (Overwatch: Origins Edition) owners should be granted automatic access once the Beta goes live. Anyone who pre-orders a retail copy should receive the codes printed on the receipt, however consumers who pre-ordered Overwatch prior to the Beta announcement can request codes upon showing proof of purchase.
Overwatch will release for PC, Xbox One and PS4 on 5/24.