Yesterday, several members of the MOP staff were chatting about Overwatch 2’s icy reception over on Steam. “This is a lot of leftovers and a giant complaint box,” MOP’s Justin remarked. “Bet it’ll make Blizz think twice about putting any of its other titles on Steam.”
And I bet he’s right. Blizzard has never put anything on Steam at all until now, preferring instead to keep its Battlenet ecosystem walls up and the people in. But last month, it announced it’d be bringing more games over – “break[ong] down the barriers to make it easier for players everywhere to find and enjoy our games.” The fact that it’s doing so after so long resisting – and the fact that it picked Overwatch 2 to go first after the game performed poorly – seems like a huge concession in the face of decline and struggle.
So presumably, World of Warcraft is on deck at some point. We have no idea when; Blizzard just said it would share more “when the time is right.” The question this morning is… is this even a good idea at this point? Is it worth it? Should World of Warcraft come to Steam?