Watchpoint Radio #37: 2016, Your (Over)Watch Has Ended.
Here lies 2016, and our final show for the year. Not much has been going on, as we are sure the Overwatch team is enjoying a well deserved break after a very successful year. Jeff Kaplan took some time to do a Year in Review video that recaps the past year, as well as gives us some insight on the future of Overwatch. New customization to the comms wheel is on the way, but Jarret thinks they should be focusing on better ways to handle different types of communication — like calling out enemy targets and making the communications wheel on console during matches. Also we learn that a new character is farther along than expected, and a new custom game browser is on the way — which Jarret thinks can lead to greater things (spoiler alert: he means mods).
Additionally, we talk about the state of balance in the game, and what we’d like to see fixed in 2017. While Jarret and Mikey agree on somethings, they definitely have a difference in opinion on how to handle Symmetra. However, they do both agree that something needs to be done. We give predictions on 2017, and even come up with an idea for Telltale Overwatch game. Mikey isn’t so sure it will work, but after playing Tales from the Borderlands, Jarret is quite certain it would be awesome. We also talk a little bit about what we want to accomplish with WPR in 2017 and the community. That and more on this episode of Watchpoint Radio.