Overwatch devs briefly considered creating a pizza hero

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The upcoming sequel to Overwatch, expected to release sometime next year, promises new maps, game modes, and perhaps most importantly, “a lot of new heroes,” according to the assistant director of Overwatch 2, Aaron Keller.

From footage gathered at BlizzCon 2019, Overwatch 2 will feature Sojourn, a gun-wielding Canadian, and Echo, a flying robot. At one point in time, though, a pizza-themed hero could have been in the cards.

“Every so often, we’ll do this thing where we’ll get everyone on the team to just go, ‘Crazy hero ideas—let’s go,’” Overwatch 2 technical director John Lafleur said in an interview with Edge magazine. “Everyone will do a thumbnail of what the hero might be, what their abilities might be, and once—just entirely in jest—someone even came up with a hero that was a pizza.”

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