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PlayStation Brazil leaks Overwatch 2 release date – but is it real?

by Bill Cooney

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The official PlayStation Brazil Twitter account may have inadvertently revealed when Overwatch 2 could release to the public.

Overwatch 2 was officially announced at BlizzCon 2019, but Jeff Kaplan said during the weekend that the team had “no idea” when the new game would be coming out.

"Like I mentioned, Overwatch 2 is still in development, and we have a long ways to go before this game is fully ready,” Kaplan explained in an Overwatch 2 panel at BlizzCon 2019. "Just let us make it great… We don’t have a date in mind.”

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But it seems like fans may have gotten a hint at the game's release date after a tweet from PlayStation Brazil about the next chapter in the hero shooter.

"2020 will be the year Overwatch 2 comes to PS4," the tweet reads, according to Twitter's translate feature, apparently setting a solid timeframe for the game's release.

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The interview linked to in the tweet is just a Portuguese repost of one originally published in English from November of 2019.

Even though the tweet says Overwatch 2 will be coming in 2020, it still leaves a lot of time open for when the game could be coming out.

If the 2020 release date is correct, fans shouldn't expect to see Overwatch 2 come out before Fall, or for the 2020 Christmas season at the latest.

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Of course, no matter how much fans want to see the next chapter in the series, most would probably prefer if the team took their time and made it a great game rather than rush it out.

Kaplan has seemed hesitant to give any kind of solid release date for Overwatch 2 on the few occasions he's spoken about the game so far, so it seems like he wants to take his time as well.

The one OW2 level we actually got to see at BlizzCon did look well-polished and like a lot of fun, so even if the game doesn't end up coming out in 2020, there's plenty for fans to still be excited about.


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