Aug 24, 2016of all the ideas you have had Blizzard, this takes the cake. How could you even think for a second this would be a good idea?! You can not retire Heroes no matter how many new ones come.
Jeff Kaplan revealed that heroes in Overwatch could eventually be retired after more heroes are released.
"We would leave the door open to that. I think the fact that we chose the business model we did – that the game comes with all the heroes and we’re giving you everything [extra] for free so far – allows us to retire a hero without feeling bad about it. But I think we have a long way to go before heroes will need to be," he said.
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