In an exciting development for gaming enthusiasts, Blizzard has revealed its plans to bring some of its most beloved games to the popular platform, Steam. This move comes as a part of Blizzard’s effort to make their games more accessible to players worldwide while still maintaining their commitment to support Battle.net.
The eagerly awaited debut on Steam will kick off with the arrival of Overwatch 2, slated for release on August 10th. The timing couldn’t be better, as Steamers (as fans of the platform are affectionately known) will have the chance to dive straight into the Overwatch 2: Invasion event, an experience that promises captivating PvE story missions.
While players on Steam will still need to link their Overwatch 2 account to Battle.net, they’ll be able to enjoy the full range of Steam’s offerings, including the ability to connect with friends and unlock achievements seamlessly.
Blizzard has hinted at more exciting game releases on Steam in the future, but for now, they are keeping us in suspense, stating that they will reveal further game announcements “when the time is right.”
Notably, Blizzard’s decision to debut OW 2 on Steam could be strategic, as their recent quarterly earnings release revealed a slight decline in player engagement and investment in the game. By bringing brand-new and highly anticipated content to a new platform, Blizzard hopes to reignite enthusiasm among their fanbase and breathe fresh life into Overwatch 2.
With the announcement of Overwatch 2 gracing Steam, players can’t help but wonder which other Blizzard favorites will soon join the roster, ushering in a new era of gaming possibilities. Until then, gamers can look forward to August 10th, when they can embark on thrilling new adventures in Overwatch 2 through the vibrant world of Steam.