The game officially took place 60 years into the future. We can decide the “year zero” based on the release of the game (2016) + 60 = 2076
Overwatch should “in theory” be set between 2076 (along with all the events of sabotage or the lume by sombra) and 2077 (towards the beginning of the year the release of doomfist and the construction of Orisa in the Efi interview). Present speaking, the lore breaks between the comic of Zarya and that of Doomfist.
However, we know that Uprising happened 7 years earlier: 2076-7 = 2069 (Uprising date). Retribution was 8 years earlier= 2068
it is interesting how these dates coincide as “the 60s and 70s” for the protagonists of the game, a period that for us millennials marks in the imagination the era of espionage and world plots (the cold war)
from recent archives information, Rumbotico has undergone changes in 2060 (this event)
even in the Italian translation, in recall, it is said that the act of Petras was signed in 2042. some might say that it is actually the date of the beginning of the Omnic crisis, but it may not be exact:
Tracer in the introduction of the uprising mission says that 20 years have passed since the Omnic Crisis ended. We therefore calculate 2069 (uprising date) - 20 years = 2049. as you can well understand, it is impossible that the Petras act was born well before the end of the Omnic crisis.
Maybe the development team changed the script over time by not realizing this conflict of figures (there was no uprising at the time). we also remember that they had the graphic novel “first strike” in the works, where (according to them) the Overwatch plot took a different path than today. Maybe they had previously sent a script to all the other countries with this information and at the last moment they changed it before the release of the short film.
I hope that Michael Chu can confirm the “international translate error” and put some order to the timeline (even in future projects)