Overwatch has always been a game about hope, and it’s nice to hear that message again.
The new season 4 trailer for Overwatch has reminded us of the game’s core message of hope, optimism, and inclusion. It features a galactic space pirate theme and the release of the newest hero Liveweaver. The trailer also teased the game’s first-ever Pride event coming in June, celebrating queer people and including queer characters.
The game’s DNA has always been about an idealistic set of cosmopolitan heroes coming together to save a world in crisis and the season 4 trailer has brought this message back to the forefront. The trailer features the voices of the heroes saying, “United by compassion, as long as we stick together, we can make a new possibility for everyone.”
This message is particularly poignant in the current climate of the US, where trans people are being violently legislated out of existence. Overwatch is standing up for queer people and reminding us that there can be a better future and that it must be fought for and not merely hoped for.
This season 4 trailer for Overwatch has been a powerful reminder that hope, optimism, and inclusion can still prevail, even in the darkest of times.