Overwatch is an upcoming multiplayer first-person shooter in development by Blizzard Entertainment. Unveiled at BlizzCon 2014, the game focuses on cooperative gameplay using a cast of various “heroes”, each with their own abilities and roles within a team. The game entered the closed beta in North America and Europe October 27, 2015, with plans to put the beta in Asia at a later date. The final closed beta weekend began April 15, 2016 and primarily served as a stress test for the Cartel servers, lasting 36 hours. The game is scheduled to be released May 24, 2016, on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Overwatch is located in the Earth in the near future, years after the resolution of the global “Omnic crisis.” This crisis has brought mankind under the threat of artificial intelligence “Omnic”. This led to the revolt of the robots in the world and a massive conflict worldwide. To end the conflict, an international working group called “Overwatch” was formed by the United Nations to protect humanity, ending the crisis. In the years after, Overwatch remained as a holding force of peace, but after several incidents of criminal activity emerged worldwide, accusations of corruption and sedition began to surface. People turned against those who had saved them. Once considered heroes, members of Overwatch then looked down with suspicion Then one day, the headquarters of Overwatch were suddenly destroyed -. Apparently by accident. Officially, the attack took the leading life Overwatch Jack Morrison and the second commander Gabriel Reyes. After this event, the working group was finally disbanded. It is believed by some that the cause of the fall was due Overwatch actually a plot developed by those who wanted to see the end of the organization, even though nothing has been officially confirmed by the UN.