If you’re not a Blizzard fan, you might not have been following the explosion of excitement that has erupted after the California-based company, most known for their MMORPG World of Warcraft, announced their new project at annual fan convention BlizzCon: Overwatch, a team-based multi-player shooter in the same vein as Valve’s Team Fortress and Team Fortress 2. This is Blizzard’s first new world in 17 years, as the rest of its games have all taken place in or involved the universes of Warcraft and Starcraft, and it’s an interesting new evolution in the realm of shooters that combine MOBA and FPS principles and characteristics.
But Overwatch represents a lot more than just another entry into the shooter genre. It’s an amazing step forward for women and gaming. Read on to find out why.