More 'Overwatch' story content slated for this year, says Blizzard

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Blizzard Entertainment confirmed on Wednesday that fans can expect more story content for "Overwatch" as the year goes by.

In a post on the official forums of the team-based, multiplayer first-person shooter video game, lead writer Michael Chu said that they have "a lot in the works" this year and that Orisa and her story is the first of many for 2017. "One of our goals for 2017 is to try to have more frequent story-related updates and content, so we're very busy with that," Chu explained.

The confirmation from the game's writer puts an end to speculations that Blizzard had decided to veer way from storytelling. Although a video showing the brief history of Orisa was released, it can be recalled that she did not have her own official comic when she was revealed, unlike in the cases of other DLC characters Ana and Sombra.

Additionally, Chu also teased by saying "a little something else is coming just around the corner, so look out for it!" A report from PVP Live speculated that the writer was referring to the backstory of Mei. The report, however, acknowledged the possibility that he could also be hinting at something that is connected to the villain Doomfist, who played a significant part in Orisa's origin story.

Earlier this month, Blizzard announced that the 24th "Overwatch" hero is Orisa, a female robot who belongs to the Tank Class and who specializes in defending her teammates fighting on the frontlines. According to her official bio, Orisa has the ability to wield long range attacks, fortify her own defenses, and launch graviton charges that slow down nearby enemies when detonated.

Furthermore, she can also release a Supercharge, which increases the damage inflicted by allies on opponents as long as they are within the hero's line of sight.

Aside from the unveiling of Orisa, game director Jeff Kaplan confirmed that there are other heroes that are waiting to be unveiled. "We have multiple new heroes being worked on right now plus numerous events and event-related content," said Kaplan in a blog post.