Blizzard just announced which will make Overwatch 2 available on Steam. The popular multiplayer first-person shooter will be available on Valve’s service on August 10th.
“Our goal at Blizzard is to listen to players and try to meet their expectations in everything we do,” said Mike Ybarra, president of Blizzard Entertainment. “While Battle.net remains a priority for us today and into the future, we understand that players want to play some of our titles on Steam, and we’re starting with Overwatch 2 on August 10th. We are very happy to be working with Valve to make this happen.”
“Gamers and developers alike will benefit from Overwatch 2 coming to Steam,” said Gabe Newell, president of Valve. “Gamers will have another platform to play the titles they love now with Steam features, while developers will benefit from the effect of having the talented team at Blizzard help us evolve our features and functionality for Overwatch 2.”
The community that has already accessed the game through Battle.net can play as usual, with no changes required. Players on Steam will still need to connect Overwatch 2 to a Battle.net account.
Finally, Blizzard reported that Overwatch 2 is just the first of “a selection of our games for Steam”, with the rest to be announced for the platform “when the time comes”.