Although the Doomfist reveal in Overwatch didn’t contain one ounce of Terry Crews’ voice or likeness, the Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor and video game enthusiast has certainly taken it in stride, but perhaps that’s because he will be playing a role in some capacity in the future for Blizzard’s team-based shooter. As it so happens, Crews recently teased a potential collaboration between him and the publisher and developer in regards to the game, saying, ” I think there will be something coming down the line.”
Terry Crews revealed as much during an interview with PC Gamer, remaining upbeat throughout the discussion regarding his passion for video games despite being passed over for the role of Overwatch‘s gauntlet-wielding Doomfist. While many fans of the Idiocracy co-star’s work and of the team-based shooter were generally upset by the decision to take the character in a different direction without the actor, Crews assures them he’s content with his role in Crackdown 3 and that Blizzard made the right move, as he could still be a part of the game at some point in time.
“If I ever do do anything with Blizzard, you watch: it’ll be perfect. With those guys, we’re all friends, we’re all good. I think there will be something coming down the line—but the good thing for me, through all of this, is that I ended up doing Microsoft’s Crackdown which is huge. I’m a playable character in Crackdown 3 which is more than I could ever have dreamed of. I couldn’t have been a playable character in Overwatch, they’d have simply put my voice in, but I went to the studio and I put on the sensors, and I’m in the game.
“Believe me, it tempers any kind of disappointment with Overwatch because I know now Crackdown 3 is my game. We announced it at E3 and I’m actually going back to appear at the panel at Comic Con. It’s a dream come true for me.”
Despite the mock auditions and media hype throughout Crews’ campaign to play Doomfist in Overwatch, it seems as if he’s most interested in Blizzard maintaining the integrity of the game through its own vision. As Crews put it, he didn’t want to force his way into the shooter and end up causing the development team to turn out a shoddy product just because he wanted to be a character within the title.
“It’s funny because when I went down to Blizzard and we were talking about possibilities I realized that I don’t wanna be the guy that hijacks a game, you know? The creators have a vision and I didn’t want to mess that up. I was not interested in trying to hijack the game, I let them know that whatever fitted in their program I would love to do.
“When I saw that Doomfist was created, that they’d went with another guy, the whole thing, it’s actually quite perfect, it’s absolutely amazing. I can honestly say that they made a move that’s better for the game, which is what they’re about. I know people were upset but I’m not.”
All things considered, even though Doomfist might not be the ideal character that fans desired, they can at least take solace in the potential that Terry Crews could eventually be fulfilling a role in Overwatch, and that they will get to play as him in Crackdown 3. Perhaps we will see the actor visiting Blizzard’s studio once more in the future, but when he’s actually laying down lines as a new character.
Overwatch is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: PC Gamer