Overwatch Doesn’t Have A Black Woman Hero – Blizzard Explained Why

According to a recent disclosure Blizzard made for Kotaku, six new Overwatch heroes are in the works. So, the fans are expecting more diversity, including a black woman hero.

“I think if you look at the history of Overwatch, there’s been such a wide variety of people that we’ve represented in the game. We have no shortage of heroes that we’re currently working on secretly back in Irvine. Right now I think the number’s around six that we have in development. I don’t think people are gonna be disappointed,” said, Jeff Kaplan, game director, for Kotaku at BlizzCon, during the last weekend.

“I think there’s. I don’t want to say something for everyone, because six is not something for everyone. There are a lot more people who walk Planet Earth than that. But I don’t think people will be disappointed. We have a lot of really cool, interesting characters that are gonna come out over the next few years,” Kaplan added.

Overwatch Doesn’t Have A Black Woman Hero

The Overwatch fans’ problem remains that Blizzard did not add a black woman hero to the game, even though there are many options to choose from.

“We absolutely have intentions to make a really diverse cast. But again, this came from cinematics, and she was just so special out of that wonderful cinematic. And it wasn’t, like, out of all the things in the world to pick, we want to pick this particular character; it was ‘Wow, that’s a really special character that needs to come to life and really would contribute a lot to our universe.’ I think that’s what made Ashe stand out,” said Julie Anne Brame, Blizzard senior software engineer.

Hopefully, we’ll eventually see at least one black woman hero in Overwatch that would boost the diversity of the characters in this renowned Blizzard game.

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