You love it, we love it. Blizzard definitely loves it. And as of late last night, we know Elon Musk loves it too. Overwatch, that is.
The Tesla founder let his approval be known to the world earlier this morning as he tweeted out a link of the Overwatch Honest Game Trailer.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 5, 2016
But it's not just Musk who's into Blizzard's shooter, with 7 million players accruing more than 119 million hours in-game.
I also saw a good deal of Overwatch on show at Computex this year. Taiwan is traditionally a region that favours MOBAs and MMOs, with League of Legends being the most prominent. There are even ads on buses for League players, although I couldn't work out if Faker had his own mobile game or they were simply advertising the South Korean professional's brand.
I'm interested in two things here, though. Firstly, how large could Overwatch become? It had slightly more players in the beta than Star Wars: Battlefront, which leads me to believe it'll at least match the sales of DICE's shooter (around 14-15 million units globally).
Secondly, what's the esports scene going to look like for the game -- and will Blizzard try and create their own Overwatch circuit like they've done with StarCraft 2, or will they opt for a hands-off approach and let third-parties control tournaments, as is the case with Counter-Strike?