Overwatch recently hit 30 million players, not even a year after its release last May. It's a damn good game, and Blizzard should feel good about it.
More than 30 million players have charged into Overwatch!
Thanks for grouping up with us, heroes. We couldn't ask for a better team. ? pic.twitter.com/j2lRsUtpnd
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) April 28, 2017
Of course, the figure says little about how many active players the game has, but I'm willing to bet it's extremely healthy as well. Not only did it just unveil its Uprising event, but player interest in the game has seemed steady. It's weathering the onslaught of great 2017 releases almost as well as the untouchable games like LoL, DOTA 2, and Counter-Strike: GO.
With probably three new maps to be released this year, players can enjoy the confidence of their game being continually supported as well. Game director Jeff Kaplan has said the team will be bringing out new heroes at a slower rate, but that's a deliberate logistics and design choice, and probably a good thing.