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Overwatch's new trailer reintroduces the heroes in style

Overwatch theatrical trailer

While Overwatch’s beta takes a short break, you can console yourself – especially if you didn’t get in – by watching the new theatrical trailer, title ‘We Are Overwatch’. 

Like most Blizzard trailers, it’s a striking trailer, but it’s also thick with cheese. If that’s your cup of tea, direct your squishy orbs of sight toward it, below. 

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The trailer is lovely, sure, but I’m far more entertained by the YouTube comments. Yes, it’s always a shame when you very much want something – like access to a beta – but don’t get it, but crikey these self-entitled folk are taking their embarrassing lack of self-awareness to new levels. 

YouTube comments, right? What should we expect? But I think this is also a symptom of a change in how betas work. They used to be exclusively for the purposes of testing a game, but now they’re as much a marketing ploy that developers and publishers frequently make use of throughout a game’s development.

From paid alphas and Early Access phases to the prevalence of open betas, if you want to play a game before launch now, you’re probably going to be able to. And the more people are pandered to – at least the type of people who get upset when they don’t get their own way – then the greater their expectations are. 

Blizzard expects to launch the next beta phase early in 2016. 

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