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Overwatch, Blizzard’s upcoming class-based shooter, is making its way onto consoles according to recently updated GameStop preorder lists.

This reveal is unofficial and Activision Blizzard have made no comment. The likely reason for this is that the publisher was planning to make the reveal at BlizzCon tomorrow, November 6th, during the Xbox One opening ceremony.

The title is available for preorder under the title Overwatch: Origins Edition and is going for $60, unusual considering the game was believed to be free-to-play.

Originally considered to be exclusive to PC, even more evidence has recently surfaced suggesting its console adaptation. Source code on Blizzard’s European website held a line of text that read “Overwatch is Blizzard’s team-shooter for PC and consoles.” before it was removed. Also, strings of authentication checks found in the code of the game itself read “INITIAL_PSN_OR_XBL_AUTH” and “WAITING_FOR_PSN_OR_XBL_AUTH.”

Overwatch does not currently have a release date, but it is expected sometime in the first half of 2016 for PC and now apparently PS4 and Xbox One as well. The game’s closed beta is currently live.

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Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808

Overwatch looks to be watching over consoles, too

By Nick Plessas | 11/5/2015 08:00 PM PT

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Overwatch, Blizzard’s upcoming class-based shooter, is making its way onto consoles according to recently updated GameStop preorder lists.

This reveal is unofficial and Activision Blizzard have made no comment. The likely reason for this is that the publisher was planning to make the reveal at BlizzCon tomorrow, November 6th, during the Xbox One opening ceremony.

The title is available for preorder under the title Overwatch: Origins Edition and is going for $60, unusual considering the game was believed to be free-to-play.

Originally considered to be exclusive to PC, even more evidence has recently surfaced suggesting its console adaptation. Source code on Blizzard’s European website held a line of text that read “Overwatch is Blizzard’s team-shooter for PC and consoles.” before it was removed. Also, strings of authentication checks found in the code of the game itself read “INITIAL_PSN_OR_XBL_AUTH” and “WAITING_FOR_PSN_OR_XBL_AUTH.”

Overwatch does not currently have a release date, but it is expected sometime in the first half of 2016 for PC and now apparently PS4 and Xbox One as well. The game’s closed beta is currently live.

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About Nick Plessas

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Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808