Overwatch has already had a pretty big launch year. But 2017 isn't shaping up too badly either, if some of the announced features are any indication.
As he often does, Jeff Kaplan has posted a video chatting about where Overwatch is headed in the near-future. He also stopped to chat about some of the changes to the game over the last several months, but it's the new additions that are the most interesting.
First off the list, particularly for teams looking to go pro: a server browser. "We want to give you a way to find custom games," Kaplan said, adding that it should help the custom game ecosystem flourish a little more.
New heroes, maps and game modes are also in the works, as well as an improved spectator mode for the esports side of Overwatch. Given that Blizzard are going to be running a CGS-style league from 2017 for the shooter, better features for shoutcasters and observers are pretty important.
The first inclusion of 2017, however, should be the inclusion of Oasis into the full game proper. It's already been a fixture on the public test server for a while, but it'll be nice to have it as part of the regular rotation soon.