As an unexpected twist in the ongoing meta-saga of When's Doomfist, Blizzard game director Jeff Kaplan's just announced something in stark contrast to Terry Crews' earlier Overwatch hint.
While we totally appreciate the enthusiasm, the Overwatch team won't be attending E3 or announcing anything at the show this year.
Crews had explicitly stated his participation with a major announcement scheduled for the industry event. As stated in the video: "got some big surprises - I got a major surprise coming at E3. Yes, at the Electronic Expo in June. Major, major surprise. Y'all know what's going on!"
The fact that he had Overwatch playing on his new PC in the background was also all sorts of suggestive. Yet Kaplan's current denial throws a wrench in all that. "Y'all know what's going on" was expected to imply the imminent announcement of Hero 25, or Doomfist. That would make it about as definitively an Overwatch announcement as you can get.
It's not entirely impossible that the choice of words may be very, very important here. "The Overwatch Team" may not be announcing anything this year, but that doesn't necessarily mean they haven't gotten a surrogate to do it for them. Or the "Overwatch team" might imply the in-game roster... and the character himself will forcefully wrestle the mic out of Blizzard's hands.
Or they could simply mean that they'll be announcing it concurrent to the event, which feels a bit like cheating.
The man that single-handedly trashed Numbani's OR-14 defenses may be capable of anything, after all. We'll hopefully learn more of the highly anticipated Overwatch hero in the coming months.
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