However, as exciting as it is, Blizzard has not actually revealed their plans for the "Overwatch" anniversary event. Rest assured that the team hasn't abandoned the medium, director Jeff Kaplan said during a New York City press event this week: More shorts are now in the works. We're huge fans of the new dialogue from Soldier: 76 ("I'm not your father") and Symmetra ("Setting up the the auto wash"), as both of them are pure fan service. It's safe to assume that all of the new planned maps and modes will also arrive next week.
"The animated shorts are probably the thing that we love the most". He added that matchmaking becomes much harder at that point, which will also make it harder for friends to play together as they would all need to have purchased the additional content. "Although the most recent film was the aforementioned Sombra short, Kaplan considers the first "season" to have concluded with" The Last Bastion", the heartfelt origin story of Overwatch's lovable robot that premiered last August. "We're very lucky that Arnold, Michael, myself get to do a lot of interaction with the animation team and we feel like the animated shorts are the best way we can tell stories in a game, well not in a game, in Overwatch".
Lastly the game director mentioned that he sees the animated shorts collected into "seasons", the first ending with "The Last Bastion", which was released back in August 2016. We say this because both the Sony PS4 and the Microsoft Xbox One requires the players to pay if they want to utilize the online system.
"Overwatch" is available worldwide for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and the PC.