'Overwatch 2' Comes to Steam August 10, A Selection of Games to Come

Originally published at: 'Overwatch 2' Comes to Steam August 10, A Selection of Games to Come - XboxEra

Blizzard announced in a blog post today that they will be bringing Overwatch 2 to the Steam platform come the 10th of August. Along with Overwatch 2 will come a ‘selection of games’ overtime as well, marking the first time the company has published their games digitally outside of their Battle.net platform. Overwatch 2 players on Steam will still need to connect a Battle.net account to play, which enables the crossplay and crossplatform functions the game currently uses.

Battle.net will still be a priority for the foreseeable future, says President of Blizzard Mike Ybarra. “While Battle.net remains a priority for us now and into the future, we’ve heard players want the choice of Steam for a selection of our games, starting with Overwatch 2 on August 10th. We’re happy to work with Valve to make that happen.”

Have a gander at the blog post right over here for more details.

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Should please the weirdest of all the gaming fans: the Store front fans…


Games in more places is good, but the desire by the PC community at large to be locked to a single storefront/platform is very worrying.


I have no problems when someone want to use less launcher if possible.

And the Blizzard launcher is actually not that good. A lot of people dislike it.

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Here we go… lol.

Won’t this still launch the battlenet part?

A slow rise to a new era.

From my experience every PC store that isn’t Steam has some massive caveat to it.

Probably. The only example I know of is ESO.

You can either buy via their website or Steam. If ESO server are down, it’s also down on Steam. Funny enough if Steam is down, but ESO not, you can still only play on the ESO launcher via website.

Honestly what’s the problem if someone only want to use one launcher ?

It’s fine to want less launchers but the way many PC players are Steam only or the game is non-existent to them is damn weird

Anyways…hopefully we get a CTR for PC finally made now alongside a Series version with 60fps

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Never said it was a problem?

Indeed. It’s incredibly weird haha. They get very defensive about it too.

Just because something is better doesn’t mean it should be the only option, nor should people want for it to be the only option.

So what does “Here we go … lol” implies ?

Once you touch that nerve the muh launcher arguments etc. start coming in fast. I was not surprised, hence my reply.

It’s not super serious.

Well, I don’t want it to be the only one, personally. I would like for GOG to become bigger, that’s a pretty good no-BS store, but big publishers don’t like it because DRM-free.

But I think it’s easy to see why Steam is overwhelmingly preferred on PC, because of other stores having something weighing them down. My brother has game pass ultimate and still purchased Payday 3 and Texas Chainsaw Massacre on Steam because he says the Xbox PC app is unusable.

I’ve been lucky and I’ve only had minor issues with it (occasionally games not installing from Xbox app and needing to install from MS Store). Personally I’d like to see Steam break out all their platform features away from the store entirely and separate things like Steam Input completely instead of locking it to their launcher.