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Blizzard Is Open To Supporting 'Overwatch' Mods

By Alessia Amherst , May 24, 2017 09:33 AM EDT

Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan talks about the future of the game and how fans will be able to shape and add new content. Incidentally, a new hint at Lijiang Tower suggests the new map might be based on the moon.

According to Twinfinite, Blizzard had confirmed that they will eventually allow modding to the game. Speaking in a recent Reddit Q & A, the game director mentioned that he and the team are open to mods. However, he set careful expectations claiming that since the system is new, they will not be able to release mod support until after a few years.

Keep in mind that this is not the first time Kaplan expressed his enthusiasm for mods. Back in November 2014, the director also talked about the potential of adding these kinds of fan content. While he stated the various technical challenges that come with it, he claimed that Blizzard has already "embraced" the idea of modding.

Although, Kaplan noted that not just anyone will be able to mod the game. He expressed that he would like only "hardcore" gamers craft these types of content for fans as he wants only people who understand what they are doing to work with the tools.

That aside, PVP Live shares that there might be a new hint in the game that points to the next map. There have been changed to the rotating red panels and in the central pillar. Similarly, there are now what seems to be a satellite blueprint mockup in another part of the map. Blizzard usually teases new content ahead of time so there is a chance fans might see this new content soon.

For now, fans will just have to wait for further information from Blizzard. Those who want to play Overwatch can get a copy of the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The game is currently celebrating its first year anniversary with an ongoing event.

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