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Thinking Globally: Building the Optimistic Future of 'Overwatch'


The world could always use more heroes! 'Overwatch' is Blizzard's newest universe, featuring a diverse cast of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities doing battle around the globe sixty years in the future. Learn how a team-based multiplayer shooter went from a simple idea: "a world worth fighting for," and ended up with the sprawling story of 'Overwatch'. This session will reveal the lessons learned and the challenges faced as the Blizzard team built their optimistic, inclusive vision of the future.

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  • GDC 2017
  • Michael Chu
  • Blizzard Entertainment
  • free content
  • Design
  • Design