I find it pretty pathetic for a modern AAA game to still be scrambling to rework SIX YEAR OLD heroes at this late date, which will likely continue well past the OW2 launch in October, at the rate they seem to work.
Even a live service game needs a solid baseline to start from, but this game still feels really far from that. These are blue sky experiments they are still throwing out. It doesn’t instill confidence that the game we get in October will be anything close to a finished product, and it doesn’t instill confidence that they won’t just stop at the first halfway successful solution they find, rather than keep iterating until they hit the actual best design choice.
This team is still just far too slow for a modern developer, especially for a live service game. With enough time, they can make amazing GOAT-status games. I have seen no evidence they are capable of producing anything in a timely manner for a live service game or even just a regular game with a set deadline.
Should we start taking bets on which season will be the first one they delay? Definitely within the first year, I think it’s safe to say. They’re still reworking 6 year old heroes with no clue which direction to go, they are simply not up to this task they’ve committed to.