It's probably not the kind of Monday someone was expecting to have, but as a result we've now got a little more Overwatch information than we expected.
That information, which Blizzard is yet to confirm, is that Overwatch will be released on May 24 in at least the United States.
The dates were supposedly published on IGN's desktop and mobile websites from what at this stage appears to be human or technical error. The smaller version of the ad also suggests that early access will begin from May 3, provided you pre-order. You only have until April 29 to pre-order for early access, however.
— Blizzard Watch (@BlizzardWatch) March 7, 2016
This is all contingent on this data being accurate, although it seems highly unlikely that the information in a full-page advertisement — which Blizzard would have approved — is wrong. Provided the dates hold up, it means that Overwatch is launching a little earlier than what was anticipated.
Blizzard had previously said that the game would be made available on or before June 21. This new date is around 5 weeks before that time, although there is nothing stopping the developers from announcing a last minute delay — as has happened with other games, like Uncharted 4 recently.
Again, I've reached out to Blizzard for confirmation and the official Overwatch Twitter is yet to respond to the images floating around online. If and when that arrives, I'll keep you updated. Otherwise, however, what are your thoughts on the suggested date?