Overwatch lead writer Michael Chu says Blizzard is "definitely interested" in telling more present day stories in the game's events, as the lore of the most recent ones has focused on the past.
In an interview with USA Today's Overwatch Wire, Chu said Blizzard plans to tell more stories closer to present day:
Overwatch Lead Writer Michael Chu talks writing, lore, and Brigitte https://t.co/rt3GwtFk8l— Overwatch Wire (@OverwatchWire) May 30, 2018
Overwatch's last event before Anniversary was Retribution, which occurred eight years ago. Its predecessor, Uprising, detailed Tracer's first mission seven years ago. There hasn't been a lot that has happened moving forward in Overwatch's story, much to the chagrin of some fans.
Some of the few things that have happened are Mei's awakening from cryostasis, Ana's return, and Widowmaker assassinating Mondatta, which dates back to Overwatch's initial release.
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