Blizzard Games Are Coming To Steam Starting With Overwatch 2
At long last, Blizzard games are finally coming over to Steam.
The company announced on Wednesday its plans to make its PC games available for players to purchase and download via the Steam storefront starting next month.
“It’s our goal at Blizzard to listen to players and try to exceed their expectations in everything we do,” said Mike Ybarra, President of Blizzard Entertainment, in the announcement. “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…”
The first game coming to the platform for download will be the free-to-play Overwatch 2 on August 10. The launch comes just in time for players to join Overwatch 2’s Invasion event that brings PvE story missions to the game for $15.
“Gamers and developers are both going to benefit from Overwatch 2 coming to Steam,” Valve president Gabe Newell said. “Gamers will have another platform where they can play a beloved game that utilizes the capabilities of Steam, and developers will benefit from the effects of having the talented team at Blizzard helping us evolve our supported features and functionality for Overwatch 2.”
Those who install Overwatch 2 via Steam will still have to link their Battle.net account. However, those players will have access to their friends lists, achievements, and game invites via Steam. It also opens the doorway to easier play on Valve’s Steamdeck handheld PC.
There was no mention of other Blizzard games aside from Overwatch 2 that will be coming to Steam. That said, the company did say that “multiple games” will be added to the platform.
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