Activision Blizzard recently released its official financial results for the second quarter of 2023 There’s a lot to analyze here for anyone interested in video game finance, but one of the biggest surprises concerns Overwatch 2. Specifically, there has been a significant decrease in both the amount of time fans spend playing the game and the amount of money they spend doing so.
“Player participation and investment in it,” the report said Overwatch 2 A gradual decline in the quarter. Its team Overwatch I was waiting for release Overwatch 2: Assault Last August 10. “This is the biggest seasonal update yet, planned to include new PVE story missions, a new game mode and a new hero progression system, as well as an additional hero (Illari).”
Overwatch 2 It has received its fair share of criticism from fans, ranging from canceled content to less player-friendly progression requirements. Is this decline in activity a result of those issues, or a standard drop for a game that is no longer a new and exciting release? It remains to be seen if the player base will recover through constant updates or if the game will continue to decline in the future.
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Editor’s note: I am a big fan of it Overwatch And the truth is that they ruined my favorite game, it’s no wonder people spend less time and less money on “sequels” because the monetization is done poorly. I think there is a solution, but they are still stubbornly trying to sell skins that we veterans unlock for free in the first game and that doesn’t give you a good reputation. Content tends to be recycled and there is no longer a sense of hunger to come back, to unlock things, to invest more hours in the game.