Today at Blizzcon, Blizzard announced its first new franchise in 17 years: Overwatch
. It's a first-person shooter, a type of game Blizzard hasn't made before. It seems to be based on team deathmatch combat, with a number of characters/classes that all have different abilities
. The beta test will start sometime in 2015 (you can sign-up here at the official site
, unless it gets crushed by traffic). Game director Jeffrey Kaplan (a.k.a. Tigole) said one of their big goals is to make it an approachable game in a way shooters often aren't. A cinematic trailer
is available, as is a gameplay trailer
. Blizzard has set up stations for players at Blizzcon to play Overwatch
this weekend, so more details will be coming soon.