Blizzard reveal online shooter Overwatch

Blizzard, the developer of World of Warcraft, and the Starcraft and Diablo series, has revealed a brand new game - an online team-based sci-fi shooter called Overwatch.

Rather than following in the fantasy footprints of the company's insanely popular World of Warcraft and Diablo series, Overwatch is set in the near future and will feature teams of enhanced 'super-soldiers'.

The game asks players to battle rival teams for control across various terrains, combining characters and skill to unlock more powerful abilities.

Test versions of the game will be released during 2015, although Blizzard hasn't confirmed how much the game will cost, or exactly when it will finally arrive be ready to download.

The American game developer will no doubt keep a close eye on how it performs on release, especially since the number of World of Warcraft subscribers is in steady decline. At its peak, over 12 million people played the game on a monthly basis but that figure now stands at just 6.8 million.

Blizzard revealed the game at its annual Blizzcon gaming convention, and promises to unveil more characters, locations and other important information about the game during the next 12 months as development continues.

Source: BBC

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