The world needs heroes, and citizens from London to Xi’an to Rio de Janeiro are rising to the occasion to join the ranks as Blizzard has hit a massive homerun with Overwatch. Currently available worldwide on PS4, Xbox One and PC, since launching May 24th, more than 7 million players have fought for the future in Overwatch, logging more than 119 million hours combined in one of the most successful global game launches of all time.
“Over the months and weeks leading up to release we saw a lot of love and support for Overwatch from Blizzard gamers, FPS fans, and people who’d never picked up a game like this before and we’re very grateful for everyone’s incredible passion and enthusiasm,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We poured a lot of effort into creating a game—and a new universe—that anyone could enjoy. We’re ecstatic to have had such a successful launch, and we’re looking forward to all of the fun, competition, and new content still to come.”
Since launch, players have swapped heroes 326 million times and teamed up to deliver 11 million payloads to their destinations on the battlefields of tomorrow.