Team-based online FPS Overwatch will launch for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC on May 24, Blizzard has confirmed.
The release date was accidentally posted on IGN via a site takeover ad, and wasn’t pulled before screenshots were taken and posted to Reddit.
Blizzard then quickly made an announcement, and revealed that each pre-order will grant two people access to the upcoming open beta two days ahead of schedule, as well as the Noire skin for Widowmaker.
The open beta kicks off on May 3.
“Overwatch is a team shooter for everyone, with deep, cooperative gameplay, fast and fun competitive action, and a diverse range of larger-than-life heroes,” said Blizzard co-founder and CEO Mike Morhaime.
“We think PC and console players everywhere will have a great time in the game, and we’re excited to give everyone a chance to try Overwatch out for themselves ahead of its May 24 launch.”