Overwatch is Blizzard’s first original new IP in a very long time. Coming from the cancelation of Titan, Overwatch’s design marks another attempt by Blizzard to enter the competitive multiplayer scene. While this may look like Team Fortress by way of Blizzard, there is a lot of smart design taken from MOBAs present.
When Blizzard looks at a new genre to build a game around, people take notice, whether it’s a CCG, MMO, Shooter or today’s genre: MOBA. If you know me then you know that I’m not a huge MOBA player. I played a little of League of Legends and DOTA 2 but I am by no means an expert. Heroes of the Storm is Blizzard’s attempt at taking another highly complex genre and refit it for newcomers and experts alike and the game certainty has a different feel to it.
This week on the Perceptive Podcast, with new guest and DOTA 2 player Emily ,we discussed the MOBA genre and then the first of many discussions on women in the Game industry.