Jeff Kaplan recently announced plans to work on a story based on the fallen heroes, Soldier 76 and Reaper. Kaplin stated that although there are comics to explain the backstories of the loved characters in Overwatch, he wants more people to fully understand the complex story and relationship between 76 and Reaper.
I know what you’re thinking, it sounds like this would be a campaign based game.
And you’re right.
“Most of our games we tell the story through lore and dialogue between characters. We feel the dynamic of the two [76 and Reaper] is too strong and we’re not developing the relationship with the current game. There have been talks to add DLC skins but we’ve come to the conclusion that creating a solid game, like a prequel, to fully explain and explore their relationship would help the players understand the tension they have now.”
The future game will be campaign based and you’d be playing as both 76 and Reaper, alternating between missions. There has been no mention if the Prequel would have multiplayer or not.
Are you excited for the Overwatch prequel? Or do you feel like they shouldn’t make the game? Let’s hear your thoughts below!