Blizzard canceled plans to create a planned co-op PvE hero mode for Supervision 2.

When was the continuation announced at BlizzCon in 2019the studio stated that it will include two main components: story missions and character missions.

“With Overwatch 2, we’re creating the cooperative, narrative-driven game that players have been craving since the original came out — and that we’ve wanted to create for a long time,” said then-President J. Allen Breck.

“We look forward to telling the next chapter of this epic story in-game, and we’re excited to give players a whole new type of shared experience built around the progression and customization of their favorite characters.”

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But in the developer live On Tuesday, Blizzard announced that in order to preserve resources dedicated to the live game, it has decided to cut back on hero missions.

“The development of the PvE experience really hasn’t made the progress we were hoping for,” said executive producer Jared Noyce.

“The team has created a ton of amazing content, so there are great missions that are really exciting, brand new enemies that are super fun to fight, and some really great and funny character talents.

“But unfortunately, the effort required to bring it all together into the Blizzard quality that we can bring you is enormous, and there’s really no end in sight or set end date for when we can put it out into the world.

“So, we are left with another difficult choice. Do we continue to put all our efforts into PvE in the hope that we can get there at some point in the future, or do we stick to this set of values ​​that we’ve agreed upon and focus on live play and focus on serving you all?

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“With everything we’ve learned about what it takes to make this game work at the level you deserve, it’s clear that we can’t deliver on the original vision for PvE that was shown in 2019.

“This means that we will not be providing a specialized hero mode with talent trees, long-term power-ups. These things are simply not part of our plans anymore.

“We know this is going to be frustrating for a lot of you, so we wanted to mention that before we talk about the roadmap, and to be honest, it’s been really difficult for a lot of us and a lot of people on the team. who put their heart and soul into this material.”

Game Director Aaron Keller added, “However, going forward, we plan to make the co-op gameplay and co-op experience just a part of the game, rather than releasing a large PvE and putting all of our efforts into these unique releases. we want you to be able to experience it more often and with more variety than we originally announced.”

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Story missions will appear in Season 6, which is expected to begin in August, according to the game’s updated roadmap, which can be viewed above.

“We’re about to release our first major story event with a new set of missions, and it will kick off a whole new story for SupervisionKeller said.