Overwatch-on-Switch Today’s Launch Event Cancelled By Blizzard, Deets Inside
Overwatch to be available on its official page on Ninetendo's website and as well as on retailers website including Amazon.
Overwatch, which was expected to launch today (October 15) on Switch, has been pushed ahead. Yes, Blizzard has cancelled today’s Overwatch-on-Switch launch event.
Taking to the microblogging site, Nintendo informed people about the event and apologized by writing, “Please be aware that the previously announced Overwatch launch event scheduled for Wednesday, 10/16 at NintendoNYC has been cancelled by Blizzard. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.”
Please be aware that the previously announced Overwatch launch event scheduled for Wednesday, 10/16 at NintendoNYC has been cancelled by Blizzard. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
— Nintendo NY (@NintendoNYC) October 15, 2019
Sadly, the physical version of Overwatch is simply a box with a code inside. Yes, it does not have a game cartridge, as is standard. The game to be spotted on its official page on Ninetendo’s website and as well as on retailers website including Amazon.
The official website of Overwatch shows that it requires 12.1GB to download the game. That said, Overwatch is far from the only Switch game whose box does not include a cartridge, so Switch owners are likely used to this by now.
According to reports, the Switch version also comes with three free months of Nintendo Switch Online, which is required to play online.
Overwatch fans have had to wait longer than usual to play the seasonal Halloween Terror event. Last year saw it release a week earlier but it looks like we aren’t far off a full launch on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.
Notably, this would be for the first time fans of Overwatch on Switch will have an opportunity to play the game and join in on the Halloween festivities.
When Blizzard’s Principal Designer on Overwatch Switch, Wes Yanagi was asked by Games Radar about what the studio expects from the game’s transition to this portable platform, “The momentum to bring Overwatch to Switch has been churning at Blizzard ever since Nintendo announced the thing.”
Yanagi added, “Then the console came out, and a lot of people at Blizzard were huge fans of Nintendo, so we began having these conversations about how cool it would be to bring the game to the platform. But it really wasn’t until the end of Diablo 3’s porting to Switch where we really looked at it and went ‘Hey, we might be able to do this thing’.”