Overwatch posts McCree comic book, talks about its birth from Titan’s death

    
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It’s going to be hard to escape Overwatch’s presence this spring as Blizzard’s multiplayer shooter revs up for release at the end of May. Part of the promotion for the superhero-themed game is coming in the form of digital comic books, the first of which you can read right now. This ten-page comic features the gunslinger McCree and an action sequence aboard (and on top of) a train.

For those more curious about the making of the game and its roots, Gamespot has posted the first part of a documentary about Overwatch’s creation. What’s interesting about it is that Blizzard talks candidly about its work on Titan and how that massive project ultimately failed — and led to the birth of Overwatch.

You can watch the 20-minute video after the break.

Source: Overwatch comics, Gamespot. Thanks Agemyth for the tip!
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mbbrazen

Interesting watch. And a nice reminder that developers are human beings who can make mistakes. But they are still human and they feel failure just as we all do.The positive side of it was they didn’t all lose their jobs after the failure and were able to get a product together that they could be proud of.

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tonymcs

Great video and looking forward to further installments.  Would have liked to see Titan, but if those developers couldn’t make it work, then it doesn’t bode well for future MMOs.  On the other hand, I’ve been wanting a replacement for TF2 for quite a while as I’ve been playing Team Fortress since 1996 and my office was down the road from the developers of that Quake mod.  I still jump in occasionally although avoid the crafting, trading etc,, as I didn’t really find it attractive.  Played Overwatch the other weekend and even in that short time, realised I won’t need to go back to TF2 again and the number of heroes available and their interesting skill sets means Overwatch will be my FPS of choice. It was slick, smooth and fast and I thoroughly enjoyed it. 
It’s like a huge, world destroying caterpillar metamorphosed into a butterfly and while I’ll never see that caterpillar, I can still enjoy the butterfly ;-)

Loopstah
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Loopstah

Good watch. It was refreshing to see Blizzard being humble and reflecting on how badly Titan was managed. I respect developers that own up to their mistakes and are not afraid to say “We messed up badly. That was an utter failure and it devastated our team of developers”.

PizzaDoh
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PizzaDoh

playerxx It’s completely different. They didn’t imply it was the same type of game.

PizzaDoh
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PizzaDoh

agemyth The overwatch team, especially Jeff do some of the best communication I’ve seen in the industry.

Jeff could tell me they’re deleting Overwatch and giving no refunds but find a way to do it so I don’t feel mad at him or the team. Every one of his state-of-the-game videos he does such a great job humanizing his team and helping fans keep their pitch forks at bay by being transparent and calm with issues at hand.

Roke
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Roke

TL/DR of the video: big team didn’t work together; they wanted to prove they aren’t failures so they started Ow. Basically zero new info.

Husvik
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Husvik

First) Yes Overwatch is allot of fun, most certainly getting it. I loved TF2.

Second) He says “We’re back” and how proud they are, about what??? completely plagiarizing other peoples ideas and work? They do have a talent when it comes to improving on others concepts, ideas and games, I’ll certainly give them that, if fact they excel at it.

Third) Titan, it was a real new idea by them, a game they had conceived, something literally brand new to the world and well, the rest i history. “Lets get back to what we do best, guys… Copy Edit Paste.”

agemyth
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agemyth

I thought that Gamespot piece was excellent and sort of helped re-humanize some of those guys for me.

LordSolarMacharius
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LordSolarMacharius

McCree is one of my favorites. Not as silly OP as Tracer and a few others. They over-nerfed his ultimate though which made me a little sad. It was always genuinely hard to nail more than a few people with it. Now it takes so long to charge once activated that only people really not paying attention will still get caught by it.

HDHarris
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HDHarris

Given how much I actually loved playing Overwatch, I can’t say I’m sad Titan died, if it wasn’t fun in the end