Overwatch 2 Game Director Responds to Negative Reviews

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Overwatch 2 Game Director Responds to Negative Reviews

Overwatch 2 is still reeling from its controversial debut on Steam. It’s deemed the lowest-scoring title on the platform. And so, Game Director Aaron Keller has decided that it’s time to speak up.

Overwatch 2’s arrival on Steam has garnered a staggering number of over 140,000 reviews. However, there’s only a mere glint of positivity shines through the swirling storm of unfavorable feedback. At the time of writing, only 9% of players’ opinions are positive.

Users have seized the opportunity to criticize the FPS. Many speak of understandable reasons. Others are simply there to add memes to the pile. And let’s not forget the significant dissatisfaction from Chinese players. After all, it’s the crucial component that has doomed the game to the abyss of “Overwhelmingly Negative.”

According to the “Director’s Take” on Overwatch 2’s official website, the Game Director wrote: 

“We also launched on Steam last week, and, although being review-bombed isn’t a fun experience, it’s been great to see lots of new players jump into Overwatch 2 for the first time. Our goal with Overwatch 2 has been to make the game more accessible than ever for more people than ever before.

Many of the reviews on Steam mention the cancellation of the much larger component of PvE that was announced in 2019 as one of their primary reasons for dissatisfaction with the game. I get that. That announcement was about an ambitious project that we ultimately couldn’t deliver.  

If we can’t turn back the clock, then what can we do? We can keep adding to and improving Overwatch 2. That is how we move forward. This means more maps, heroes, game modes, missions, stories, events, cool cosmetics, and features – an ever-expanding, evolving, and improving game. This is the future of Overwatch. One where we will continually create and innovate on what is making the game great now for the players who are playing now.”

— Aaron Keller

He also emphasized that there is more to come. This includes upcoming additions. For instance, new maps, missions, game modes, narratives, additional heroes, cosmetics, and a host of other features. 

A segment of the community remains skeptical. After all, they draw from past instances where Overwatch 2 failed to meet expectations. Meanwhile, the others have shown their support to the development team. They have launched a Twitter campaign using the hashtag #OWDevAppreciation2023. Numerous players and even the developers themselves are sharing their experiences and video clips that underscore their connections to the FPS title. Keller is one of them. And he expressed his gratitude to the fans for instigating this movement. 

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