Blizzard is open to the idea of involving community-created content to Overwatch in future updates.
The conversation was brought up on Blizzard’s official forums, where the possibility of a map editor was discussed by the community. Overwatch‘s director Jeff Kaplan replied to the fans stating that they are “open-minded” about community-created content for Overwatch‘s future, however that decision, if and when it is made, would require time to implement.
“We are extremely open-minded about releasing a map editor for Overwatch someday.” Kaplan said. “But because Overwatch was made with a brand new engine, this is not a small task or one which can happen any time soon. We have this on our long-term road map and believe heavily in user-made content. But there are many challenges ahead of us and it will be a very long road before our editor can be made available to the public.”
Ever since it was released last year, Overwatch has added a variety of new content, from new characters to new game maps, with more coming in the foreseeable future. Massive multiplayer titles like Overwatch require constant content updates to remain relevant within today’s industry. Other games such as Valve’s Dota 2 and Psyonix’s Rocket League adopt the same model, providing a mixture of free and paid content throughout the game’s life.
Overwatch is available for the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC (Via the Blizzard Store).