Overwatch – the hit game from Blizzard Entertainment – is, well, a hit!
Despite only having been released late May (24th), i.e 10 days ago, the title has more than 7 million registered players! The beta manage to draw in 9.7m players, but the beta didn’t cost a penny!
Blizzard noted that people have played a combined total of 119m hours of Overwatch since it came out.
Said Blizzard Entertainment co-founder and CEO Mike Morhaime.
“We poured a lot of effort into creating a game – and a new universe – that anyone could enjoy. We’re ecstatic to have had such a successful launch, and we’re looking forward to all of the fun, competition, and new content still to come.”
Following the titles launch Blizzard has promised that all new heroes, maps and modes will be completely free and all cosmetic items can be earned through play, with the only micro-transactions existing are to acquire cosmetic items earlier.