Overwatch FPS PC game recruits super heroes to restore order to future earth

Overwatch is a new PC game that was announced at BlizzCon that brings super heroes to the first-person shooter genre. Set in a highly stylized future earth at a technologically advanced era, Overwatch brings a task force together to restore order to a war-torn world.

Harnessing the power of their hero of choice, players will join forces in teams of six and battle each other across a range of futuristic global locations, from the hologram-lit streets of London to a bazaar in the shadows of a high-tech Egyptian pyramid. Every battlefield is iconic and built to highlight each character's unique abilities, and fights can shift from streets to rooftops to open skies within the span of a breath.

Overwatch is said to be fully playable and running on 600 PCs with beta testing to begin 2015 with new heroes and maps.

If you're interested in the beta, you can visit the official Overwatch website.

What do you think of the game? Let us know if you have signed up for the beta.

Source: BusinessWire

Chuong Nguyen

Chuong's passion for gadgets began with the humble PDA. Since then, he has covered a range of consumer and enterprise devices, raning from smartphones to tablets, laptops to desktops and everything in between for publications like Pocketnow, Digital Trends, Wareable, Paste Magazine, and TechRadar in the past before joining the awesome team at Windows Central. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, when not working, he likes exploring the diverse and eclectic food scene, taking short jaunts to wine country, soaking in the sun along California's coast, consuming news, and finding new hiking trails. 

  • Well done, wait....whats this got to do with Microsoft?
  • It's a pc game.
  • I'll take a stab for you... The site is called Windows Central. This game is coming to pcs running Windows OS. Windows is owned by Microsoft. So by my reckoning(and I could be wrong here) that's were the relationship is. But that's just my guess.
  • Oh cool, so basically a Microsoft subreddit ?
  • Wait, I thought thats what Winbeta was?
  • I think the app should get an update and allow you to decide whether you want to see only windows phone, Xbox or PC content.
    Obviously I know its a PC game, bring us back to windows phone central and stop reporting on everything you can get your hands on. Now let the bitching comments fly.
  • If you don't like convergence then leave. Its that simple. Windows Central, DUH
  • It's not "Be a Dick" Central though, people can voice concerns if they wish and the writers can decide what they want to do with that. I'm for the extended coverage provided but I couldn't care less if people complain about it, it sure beats people complaining about there not being enough content.
  • People get tired of whiners complaining about the article not being about Windows Phone. Yes, we noticed that it wasn't about Windows Phone when we read the title. I can understand people complaining about not enough content. Netflix would go under if they only provided a handful of shows. But complaining about too much content (i.e., not what I wanted to read about) is just plain childish when you could have just skipped the damn article after reading "Overwatch FPS PC game recruits super heroes to restore order to future earth". "OMG, I read the article thinking it was about a new Windows Phone, but it wasn't!! QQ more!!"
  • Obviously it's too hard to read the title of the article and tell that it's not about Windows Phone and go on your merry way...
  • Obviously I'm not alone in how I feel. Lets just agree that I wanted to see how upset you could all get and I won.
  • The great thing about articles on websites, and apps, is you can scroll past it. Did that flick of the finger really hurt to skip over the article?
  • I've heard an (unconfirmed) rumor that Microsoft develops the OS and platform that this game will run on. Microsoft has not yet responded to comment on my comment; I will update it with anything I find out.
  • This pleases me.
  • Remind me of an other blizzard/activision Game ^^ you know the one where you protect earth ^^
  • Is windows central dying?
  • No, Windows Phone is dying.
  • The soul still burns.  
  • Odd, there's plenty of data to suggest otherwise.
  • The more they write the more I get to read on the toilet
  • I think it comes down to questioning. If we have articles on BLIZZARD made pc games, are we going to see articles on ALL PC games? Steam sale news? What about myancestry.com. What about flash games, will we see this because its on windows? The site was run as a windows phone site and it has decided to do a "windows 10" upgrade as you will to itself. To try and integrate the "one" experience. Its too soon, and its like MS taking away the start button. Everything is the same just some stuff has been added. So we will probably have a lot of people not liking the changes which is fair game as its too soon. Its up to the editors now. But if they choose to report on xbox one, pc etc they will have bigger competition and will just be recycling news we are getting from elsewhere. Concentrating just on windows phone and smart watches was a good niche market/app etc. Sure that still exists. But will now get overshadowed by other news etc etc.
  • If it isn't to much to ask then wcentral should do 2 apps. 1 strictly for phones and the other app for everything else Microsoft related like games and such
  • Buy why. Soon there will not be windows phone. It will be windows 10. And then they would have to converge again??
  • I don't mind the extended coverage but I think filters should be added, and non-phone gaming coverage should be limited to first-party or third-party exclusive console games. Other sites have general gaming news covered, and no one cares if it's PC exclusive because I sure as #&$ assume it's not available on Mac or Linux anyway.
  • After watching the trailer I got that warm and fuzzy feeling which I miss since game killer publisher NCSoft pulled the plug from City of Heroes.   I can't wait to play this.