Overwatch 2 fans are still trying to put together additional details about the next game even months after BlizzCon Online. Even though Overwatch 2 received no significant updates during BlizzCon in 2021, the developers took to Reddit after the event to hold an ask-me-anything forum to answer the many questions fans have regarding the game sequel. While the game is coming to the Nintendo Switch, the studio revealed that some compromises would have to be made to the port, notably in terms of its aesthetic elements, on this platform.
The development team proceeded to unveil a lot of information about the game at BlizzCon 2021. The Overwatch 2 character redesigns, new and refurbished maps, and the contentious Switch to 5v5 player teams were all part of this. Although this presents players with a wealth of further information, fans are still likely to be wondering when and which platform the game will be released on first.
The Blizzard development team has created a forum to commemorate Overwatch's fifth anniversary on the Overwatch subreddit. A user addressed the developers about the highly detailed Overwatch 2 aesthetics and whether they will be applied on the Nintendo Switch in one of the inquiries. The company's Technical Director, John Lafleur, responded to the question by saying that the team is working to ensure that players get the best experience possible on each platform. Lafleur acknowledged that transferring Overwatch 2 to the Switch has been challenging and that concessions will be made. However, he adds that the team is ensuring that all gameplay aspects are there before concentrating on visual improvements.
The person also stated that they were a Switch-only player and that they were concerned that the Overwatch 2 graphics enhancements would not apply to the console. Given that the Switch may not be as powerful as a fully-loaded desktop or other next-gen platforms like the PS5 or Xbox Series X/S, the user's question is likely fair. Other users inquired about Overwatch 2's cross-play, as well as cross-progression between platforms. Lafleur responded to this question by indicating that the squad will most likely prioritize cross-play before moving on to cross-progression. This determines whether or not the team will work on these features and when they will be completed.
Regardless, Overwatch 2 fans are undoubtedly pleased with all of Blizzard's recent upgrades on the game. All fans have to do now is wait for the official release date to see when they will be able to play the much-anticipated sequel.