The day has arrived, of us. Hell has frozen over, and so forth. Blizzard has launched a sport on Steam (the primary of many). Sadly, the studio picked Overwatch 2 to begin off this new enterprise.
Overwatch 2 is out now on Steam, free-to-play similar to it's on Blizzard's personal Battle.internet launcher. The launch has thus far been good, when it comes to participant curiosity. The sport peaked at 75,608 concurrent gamers (by way of SteamDB), which lands it outdoors Steam's high ten – however no thus far down.
It is definitely no Baldur's Gate 3, however for a free-to-play multiplayer sport, issues might be so much higher. The actual kicker right here, although, is not a lot these participant numbers, it is the consumer evaluations. On the time of writing, Overwatch 2 is sitting at a surprising ‘Principally Unfavourable' ranking.
That is based mostly on over 45,000 consumer evaluations, solely 11% of that are Optimistic – therefore the general ranking. In actual fact, each single piece of content material presently on sale for Overwatch 2 – the Hero Assortment DLC, the Invasion Bundle, and the Invasion Final Bundle all presently have a Very Unfavourable, or Overwhelmingly Unfavourable scores.
It looks as if a concentrated marketing campaign to ship Blizzard a message, and it is one which I believe the developer cannot afford to disregard – particularly now that it is accessible on the biggest PC storefront. It is also not a great search for one of many greatest PC builders to have its first Steam launch be so poorly obtained.
Battle.internet, the place Overwatch 2 was beforehand accessible solely, doesn't have consumer evaluations. So maybe this has been the participant sentiment across the sport for some time, it is solely that there is now an avenue for them to vent.