Just recently, Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan took to the team-based shooter’s forums on Battle.net to discuss updates with fans and tell them that a map editor is a possibility for the future. While the ability for players to build their own levels would surely be welcome with open arms, it also led the game’s director to reveal in the same thread that the title’s developers will soon be adding a much-requested tool to let fans save and export their Play of the Game highlights without having to use external programs to do so.
Ever since Overwatch‘s inception, players have been clamoring for a feature that would enable them to save and share their Play of the Game highlights in-game without the hassle of having to go through extra steps to show the world their fantastic feats, so this ought to come as wonderful news to the shooter’s fans. Thankfully, players shouldn’t have to wait too long, for according to Kaplan, the tool is being worked on by Blizzard right now, and it should be out sometime before the end of this summer.
Without a doubt, the Play of the Game video that appears at the end of every match has become a defining aspect of players’ Overwatch experiences. With this being the case, giving the game’s fans a chance to save, store, and share them in-game will make the feature even more popular as time marches on, as there are likely many players who are currently unable to share their moments of glory due to technical limitations or some other issue.
As many Overwatch fans are surely aware, the Play of the Game highlights became so popular and well-known at the outset that they began to take on a life of their own, with many folks outside of the gaming world learning about the feature thanks to a bevy of parody videos and memes. For instance, once the finale for Season 6 of Game of Thrones came out, one fan created a spectacular mock-up of the feature playing over a rather grisly and explosive moment of the episode’s footage that was widely circulated online. Of course, for the sake of those who haven’t watched the episode yet, we will refrain from going into detail so as to avoid spoilers.
Taking all of this into account, the forthcoming addition of a tool to save Play of the Game highlights internally in Overwatch is yet another example of Blizzard listening to the team-based shooter’s community and delivering exactly what it wants. By continually refining the title with tweaks such as this and updates that add new heroes like Orisa, it’s safe to say Overwatch‘s fan base will remain intact and continue to grow for quite some time.
Overwatch is out now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.