Blizzard To Reveal Overwatch LGBT Character ‘Soon’

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During a recent Overwatch Q&A panel at BlizzCon 2016, Overwatch Lead Writer Michael Chu revealed they plan on revealing an LGBT character in the game “soon.”

Chu stated..

“We definitely haven’t forgotten about what we said. Like we said, it’s very important for us to have diversity and inclusiveness of all types and that includes LGBT characters. There are definitely LGBT heroes – that’s multiple heroes – it’s a decision that we make when we’re developing these characters early on.

We do feel strongly that we want these stories about character’s relationships – not just romantic, but familial relationships and stuff like that – come out in the course of stories that we feel really do them justice. So, because of some of the stories we’ve done so far we haven’t had a chance to shine any light on that.

But that said, I can say that we do have a story coming up soon – and that’s not ‘Blizzard(tm) soon,’ it’s actually soon – that will address this. And just to reiterate, it is absolutely something that’s important to us.

You can view the entire Q&A down below..