So long, Earth. Catch you on the flip side.
As mentioned when we announced Overwatch last week, this July 14th will mark the one year anniversary of our first build, making it the perfect date for our first closed release.
Over the past 12 months, our team has made over 2400 posts on our internal discussion board, 1300 additions and modifications to our asset base and 550 reports on our issue tracker. It is only the beginning and we still have a long way to go.
We were fortunate enough to recently demo Overwatch to three of our closest friends: the folks with the big wrench, a giant gun-wielding samurai warrior, and none other than the most popular plumbing company in the world. They have all shown great interest and were kind enough to give us a ton of feedback.
And now, it's your turn.
Overwatch is still at a very early stage of development. It is progressing at an amazing pace but we need your help to make it the best video game it can be.
Get invited to play Overwatch.. On July 14th, we will be sending out a first batch of 25 invites, which will go out to some of our long-time followers and active community members. We will send out more invites every Wednesday after that, and even allow players to invite their own friends! It will not be long before you get yours in the mail.
Post your feedback.. Since our community's feedback is so important to us, we will be selecting active members to be the first to take part in our closed release. So head over to our community site, which serves as a central location for everything Overwatch, register an account (or log in via Twitter or Facebook using the small icons at the top-right) and post some of your thoughts. With the six in-game screenshots we just uploaded, you should have quite a bit to talk about, both good and bad. Don't be shy!
While you are there, be sure to read our first Blog, which introduces the different areas of our community site and explains how you can use it to contribute in every possible way.
Artist, we need YOU.
Last but not least, we are looking for talented artists to join our team! Take a look: Moddb.com
See you in-game!