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Hi-Rez President Takes Aim at Overwatch's Latest Hero

Posted by Suzie Ford on Mar 01, 2018  | Comments

Hi-Rez President Takes Aim at Overwatch's Latest Hero - Paladins: Champions of the Realm -

Hi-Rez President Stew Chisam has taken aim at Blizzard's Overwatch over what he perceives as a similarity between a character in Paladins and the newest OW hero, Brigitte Lindohlm. Chisam sent out a tweet with an image comparing Brigitte and the Paladins character, Ash. "If I happened to notice and point out any similarities between these two characters, would that make me the Pot calling the Kettle black or the Kettle calling the Pot black? This will keep me up tonight."

This is the latest series of "shade posts" by Hi-Rez with specific regard to Overwatch. In September of 2016, Hi-Rez's Todd Harris took to the Net to defend charges that Paladins had undergone a dramatic change after the launch of Overwatch to make it seem more like a clone. 

While Overwatch is a fine game, we want people to understand that game development is an iterative process with many ideas coming from past projects. This is true for Hi-Rez and almost every other game studio. For a hero shooter, the game that deserves the most credit for the genre is TF2.

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom