Blizzard Entertainment, known for delivering blockbuster gaming titles,has achieved a new milestone with its OVERWATCH gaming title. Company has announced that more than 9.7 million players played this team shooter game during its Open beta for PS4, Xbox One and Windows PC, making it a biggest open beta ever.
We’re thrilled that such an incredible number of players from around the globe got a chance to check out Overwatch during the Open Beta
The game has a cast of 21 heroes, each with their unique skill set, weapons and abilities. Users can team up to complete objectives in battles set around the globe. Blizzard Overwatch beta ended on May 10, 2016 and by that time participants had joined forces for more than 4.9 billion minutes (over 81 million hours) across more that 37 million matches.
The game will be available in different languages including English, Latin American Spanish, Brazillian Portuguese, German, European Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Russian, Korean (PC only), Japanese (PC / PS4) and traditional simplified Chinese (PC only).The game is currently rated at T (Teen) by ESRB.
Blizzard Overwatch Team FPS game will reach stores from May 24, 2016. It will be available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox one systems and is already up for pre-order at Amazon for US$ 59.99.
Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment.
We’re thrilled that such an incredible number of players from around the globe got a chance to check out Overwatch during the Open Beta. Our mission was to make sure as many console and PC gamers as possible could experience the full game ahead of its launch—the response was overwhelming, and we hope that everyone had a blast.