Blizzard’s entirely new franchise seems old already

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BlizzCon 2014 has kicked off and besides the tidbits about the next StarCraft expansion, planned DLC additions to Hearthstone, and another shout-out for the in-production Warcraft movie from Legendary Pictures, Blizzard unveiled their upcoming game with a totally new setting. It’s Overwatch, a team-based multiplayer shooter. Going by the announcement video and the scant information available, it’s got Pixar-like character designs and lots of fast movement. The release is apparently “nearer than you think” and the beta begins in 2015.

If any of Overwatch sounds familiar, it’s because much of it appears to be reworked content from the previously cancelled Titan MMO.