From heroes being locked behind a battle pass, battle passes not even giving you currency to buy the next one, older event legendaries being marked up to 20$ a pop, balance still atrocious with certain heroes, removing OW1 entirely, phone required to play a game, and the anti-toxicity measures that can be abused, its safe to say this game is going to be a complete flop (Aside from the whales who will undoubtedly keep this game afloat.).
Even with everything I predicted above, it has now come full circle. This is the game we’re getting. I can see why most of the dedicated developers left. Their creation has been turned into a bastardized monetization machine moreso than a game. I feel terrible for them and I feel worse for the current developers who have to put up with the higher ups forcing them to do this crap.
GG. You’ve ruined a beloved franchise. Enjoy the new yachts, shareholders.