So in a fourm post by WyomingMyst (url above)
if you scroll down to the part titled “About the release of Overwatch 2” the first two bullet point say that OW2 will be considered a sequal and you can purchase OW2 sepreatly from OW, and I said dlc in the title but what I mean by this is that it doesn’t seem worthy of being called a sequel. From what i’ve heard the main diffrence is an updated graphics engine also brought up in the aforementioned post. So for the main diffrence to be graphics and a new storymode (also mentioned) which is almost just the same as the Null Sector Archive event from OW just with more story driven dialouge and cinematics.
So if from what it looks like people who bought OW for $40 just almost four years which may seem cheap and like a long time ago ,but if you consider that everyone thought it was going to be a free to play game is a pretty steep price considering it’s structured and plays like a free to play game(with Blizzard making god knows how much on loot boxes),and getting no real content after the first year ,besides heros, having only the same few events cycle through each year with just a few new skins and a new playable events.
So to me this honestly seems outrageous if people who bought OW for $40 (my self-included) seemingly won’t be able to buy it for a cheaper price or not have to buy it at all. I mean for OW is a world full of lore and to not have almost any real story modes or missions to all of the sudden have it after four years and to give it a new look and new story modes ,and call it OW2 just to have users buy the game again sucks. Not to mention that OW seems to already have one foot in the grave in terms of devs updating the game in any meaning full way to help balance (or add exciting content). This game this may be what finally kills OW completely ,at least the first game.