Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer shooter that was first announced at BlizzCon 2014. It came about as the remnants of a scrapped Blizzard project known as Titan. The game went through it's beta cycle and was fully released May of 2016. The games initial launch consisted of 21 characters, separated into 4 classes. Since then, Overwatch has become a staple of the hero-shooter genre and the goto esport in it's category.
Since the games release in 2016, Overwatch has changed immensely. Blizzard has revamped the visuals, altered core mechanics and added a plethora of new characters (up to 32 now) and maps, adding diversity to the cast and gameplay. Blizzard has continued to update the IP, stating that there will be a sequal coming out at some point in time in the near future. Rumors from reliable leakers such as the streamer Metro suggest that Overwatch 2 will be released in the first quarter of next year, but the reality is that only Blizzard has knowledge of the project timeline and there is any way of knowing exactly when the game will be released until they put out an official statement.
Although Blizzard has a tendency to leave their players players in the dark, the community has rejoiced in the Overwatch team's revitalization of the game through consistent patches. The team had a dark run last year with very little updates wich made metas last up 7 months which made the game stale and infuriated the core playerbase. 2019 Showed a downward trend in active player numbers, but, now that more attention is being paid to the game, many people in the community believe that game is in one of the best spots that it has ever been. Hopefully, the Overwatch team will continue to bolster the game with new updates up to the release of Overwatch 2 in 2021.