Off the back of yesterday’s leak, we now know what the pricing options for Overwatch will be.
Yesterday, a battle.net banner leak revealed that Overwatch would be coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in Spring, 2016. Now, following Blizzard’s official BlizzCon Overwatch panel, we have a bit more info on the game, including how much it will cost. Overwatch will come in three flavors: a PC-exclusive digital download edition for $40, an “Origins Edition” for $60, which contains a suite of goodies similar to Blizzard’s other Digital Deluxe editions, and a physical collector’s edition for $130, which includes a bunch of in-game goodies.
All three editions will contain all of the game’s 21 heroes. For those hoping for free-to-play, or worried about additional heroes being microtransactions, the wording of the press release (“along with the final three heroes in Overwatch’s 21-character roster”) suggested that Overwatch will only have 21 heroes.
The Origins Edition comes with 5 in-game skins and cross-game digital goodies for other Blizzard franchises. The collector’s edition comes with everything in the Origin Edition, plus a “Visual Sourcebook,” a soundtrack and a statue of Overwatch’s former Strike-Commander.
Pre-purchasing either of the three editions also gives you the Noire Widowmaker skin. You can pre-purchase the game here.
What do you guys think about this? Full-price for a multiplayer only title hasn’t worked out too well in the past, but there are cases when it is done well. Furthermore, it looks like it’s main competitor will be Team Fortress 2, which is currently free-to-play with quite a substantial player base.