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Overwatch 2 Just Had The Most Casual Rumor Release

Since the release of Overwatch in 2016, fans have wondered what the future of the franchise might look like. Could Overwatch be an ongoing live service title like another Blizzard game, World of Warcraft? Or could Blizzard see fit to release an Overwatch sequel at some point?

According to the website Barron's, it's the latter.

Barron's — a publication for investors — recently took a close look at Activision Blizzard and decided the company is headed in the right direction again. People are super excited about playing the new Call of Duty, for instance. And World of Warcraft Classic is attracting old and new players alike. These developments paint a portrait of a business that has "turned the corner," Barron's says, and perhaps indicates that Activision Blizzard could be a company worth investing in once more.

Oh, and there are those sequels for Overwatch and Diablo in the works, too. Wait... what?

Yes, the Barron's report states that both Overwatch and Diablo are scheduled to receive follow-ups at some point in the future, which might come as a surprise to those who follow the world of gaming closely. On the Diablo side of things, we've always assumed that another game in the series was on the way, though we've never had an official reveal to confirm that. But as far as Overwatch is concerned? A sequel seems to fly in the face of how the game has been operating these past few years. Overwatch fans have received a number of content updates since 2016, and it sure felt like Blizzard would keep on supporting the hero shooter as long as there was money to be made and a player base to satiate.

Should a sequel come along, though, players in the first Overwatch could be left behind, as could the items they've earned in the game.

We'll be keeping an eye out for more news on the subject of the Overwatch sequel. Barron's didn't cite a source for its Overwatch 2 claim, so it could just be an analyst taking a wild guess (as they're wont to do). If we're able to find something solid, however, we'll definitely fill you in.