Blizzard releases "We Are Overwatch" theatrical teaser


The Overwatch closed beta remains off the air for now, and may not be back for awhile: mid-to-late January hopefully, but later if necessary. So here's a "We Are Overwatch" theatrical teaser to stave off the shakes while you wait.

The video doesn't have much to say about the game itself, but it is kind of stirring, in the way Blizzard's traditionally excellent teasers tend to be. It's clearly set in the years prior to the collapse of the Overwatch organization, and there's a ring of authenticity to it, too; it reminds me a bit of this Canadian Forces recruiting ad from a few years back, with the way it depicts craptacular situations remedied by the heavily-armed heroes riding to the rescue.

It's no Meet the Spy, but it is a good way to keep Overwatch at, or at least near, the forefront of the collective consciousness while Blizzard futzes and twiddles with it. Another solid option is to read our interview from earlier this month with Overwatch guys Chris Metzen and Michael Chu, in which they say (among other things) that when it comes to all this story business, they're pretty much much just making it up as they go along.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.