Because… When they were presenting ow2, they were talking about new shaders, new look, presenting older designs vs new designs and everything… Which is all great… But there are details to concider:
-All your skins will carry over
-Only ow2 owners will have the new looks
(and by that i meant the characters’ new looks, cause i even managed to get a forum mvp confused with that)
Which, in itself, are not bad things at all. But i’m starting to realize that a lot of people might stick to the older looks and their carried over skins (especially if they dont own ow2) and its gonna result in some funny inconsistencies, because you will have a character with a really updated flashy look with realistic hair facing the exact same character with the low poly sculpted hair and more minimalistic shading details.
If the pvp component goes f2p like the rumours suggests, we’re going to see even more of the non-updated looks besides the new heroes.
EDIT: Looks like i gotta clarify something. In an interview with jeff on game informer about ow2, jeff confirmed that the new character looks would only be for ow2 owners. Those that have ow1 can still see those equipped with the new look but cannot equip it themselves. Which led me to believe that it will be really funny seeing the older lower poly/detailed models of a char right next to their newer ones.