Imagine a theme park where all of the attractions are based on Blizzard’s games such as Diablo, Warcraft, Starcraft, and Hearthstone. That’s the concept for Blizzard World, the next free map coming to Overwatch on January 23, 2018. The map was revealed earlier this year at Blizzcon 2017 and the official Blizzard account is handing out virtual tickets to the event.
New heroes and maps added to Overwatch have always been free as is the case with Blizzard World and the recently released character Moira. There aren’t many online-only games that maintain the player base that Overwatch has going into its second year but Blizzard has a great business model that we wish more publishers would take note of. Blizzard is well known for its post-release support of its games. Take Diablo 3 for instance, it’s going on seven years since it released and Blizzard is still updating it and adding ways to keep us playing. We expect we’ll be playing Overwatch for quite some time as well.
Are you looking forward to Blizzard World or have you moved on from Overwatch? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.