Producer blames Bobby Kotick for Overwatch 2 delay


By Aron Gerencser January 21, 2022

2016's Overwatch didn't need a sequel, but that didn't stop Blizzard from announcing Overwatch 2 at BlizzCon in 2019 nor has it made fans any less excited.

Unfortunately, since then, Overwatch 2 has been synonymous with delays.

Now, one producer has stepped out to name-drop the biggest contributor to the slow progress.

According to Overwatch producer Tracy Kennedy, Activision Blizzard's long-time CEO is the main reason.

Kennedy revealed in a tweet that Kotick would bog down the development of Overwatch with random requests.

At times, these tasks would take away the team's focus from Overwatch 2 for several months.

To make matters worse, Kotick had a penchant for assigning impulse projects only for the controversial CEO to cancel the project entirely for no reason.

Kennedy ends her scathing statement by describing Kotick as a "greedy joke."

Ultimately, the future of Activision-Blizzard's biggest IPs is in the hands of Microsoft now.

Once Activision-Blizzard starts reporting to Xbox boss, Phil Spencer, we're hoping that things start changing for the better.