OverWatch has transformed into one of the communities biggest games on the market. Blizzard has managed to make their game into a service without any backlash from the community. Probably because they’re doing the exact opposite of Activision and EA. One of the main reasons people love this franchise so much is because of the characters.
The heroes are anime inspired and full of life. It’s spawned a level of fandom we haven’t seen in gaming in a long time. Just look a Twitch. I swear a large portion of women that stream on that platform cosplay as D.va during their stream. If you got the cosplayers you got the community.
But how many of you actually know the story behind these characters? Blizzards writer Michael Chu sat down with WIRED to give the people the 411 on each hero in OverWatch. Enjoy this 21 minutes of knowledge.