A recent Reddit AMA with Overwatch lead writer Michael Chu offered some valuable insight into the past and future of the shooter, including a hint that the game’s highly anticipated flying feline may not be entirely out of the question.
Game director Jeff Kaplan recently confided in fans that an early concept for one of the game’s heroes was a cat housed inside a jetpack, and we admit that it has been in the back of our minds ever since. Chu brought these thoughts back to the surface in his recent AMA, teasing that a cat belonging to defense hero Torbjörn could potentially get tangled up in one of the engineer’s inventions.
“I’ve actually been thinking a lot about jetpack cat since Jeff mentioned the hero a while back.” Chu wrote. “I wasn’t on the team when the original concept happened, but I’ve been thinking that Torbjörn has a particularly interesting cat, and who knows what stuff Torbjörn has lying around…”
Of course, that doesn’t mean jetpack cat would necessarily be a playable hero within the game, but we’re excited enough at the prospective of the flying furball merely becoming canon in some small way.
Kaplan previously claimed that jetpack cat was a cause for much debate and the concept was “probably too far,” but there could be new hope on the horizon with Chu leading the charge to bring it into the official narrative. Maybe there will be a tease of jetpack cat in the upcoming Overwatch art book?
Source: PVP Live