It’s official – the wait is over! The popular game Overwatch 2 is coming to Steam soon, so get ready for some serious gaming with one of Blizzard’s best titles. This is a huge deal as it signals more cross-platform collaboration between Blizzard and Valve’s Steam launcher, which are still considered to be two different launchers, each with their unique games. For all you gamers out there – your favorite first-person shooter just became even better, as you’ll be able to enjoy greater access to other gamers playing on other platforms for an enhanced multiplayer experience. In addition to this monumental announcement, fans can also look forward to other upcoming Blizzard titles being released soon on the Steam platform too!
Overview of Battlenet and Steam’s History
Battlenet and Steam are two of the biggest names when it comes to online gaming platforms. Battlenet was developed and owned by Blizzard Entertainment, while Steam was created by Valve Corporation. Both platforms have had a significant impact on the gaming industry and have been around for years. Battlenet, for instance, was first released in 1996, while Steam was unleashed on the world in 2003. Over the years, these platforms have evolved to offer gamers better user experiences, access to new games, and even exclusive content. One of the highly anticipated games that will be available on both Battlenet and Steam is Overwatch 2, the sequel to the widely popular Overwatch game. Today, Steam is known for its wide selection of games, along with its easy-to-use Steam launcher, while Battlenet still remains the go-to platform for Blizzard’s games.
Overwatch 2 is coming to the Steam launcher
Get ready, gamers! Overwatch 2 is making its way to the Steam launcher, where players can experience all of the intense, action-packed gameplay that the Overwatch franchise is known for. Even if the game is struggling a bit right now, after the announcement that the long-awaited PVE mode is canceled, this will still be a welcoming addition to Steam fans. Even if Battlenet is not considered to be Steam’s competitor, it’s gonna feel weird seeing a Blizzard game on Steam. Hopefully, this will benefit Overwatch 2, as its scheduled release on Steam, August 10, is the same day that they will be releasing their new PVE missions along with other cosmetics. Blizzard gave a pretty generic response as to why they decided to do this by saying that “the industry is evolving” and that “gaming is for everyone.” Other Blizzard titles are to be released on the Steam launcher as well, and some speculations point towards World of Warcraft, which is going to feel even weirder. This does make you wonder if we’ll be able to play these classic games on the Steam Deck as well, at some point.
It is exciting news that Overwatch 2 will be one of the first Blizzard games to appear on Steam. This move signifies a more unified platform between Steam and Battlenet, bringing gamers from both launchers together for the combined experience of playing with each other. While it is not clear yet which other titles will make the crossover, it is certain that this news has been a pleasant surprise. Are you excited for this news? Or does this not change your perspective on the game considering its current state? No matter what your opinion may be, one thing is certain: Overwatch 2 on Steam is certainly a move in an interesting direction.