Activision Blizzard is in hot water, what with their recent sexual harassment lawsuit sparking outrage over their retarded playerbase and other consoomers alike.
Though in a desperate bid to regain a positive reputation, Activision Blizzard have announced that they would be changing the name of popular character “McCree” from Overwatch simply because of how the character is named after Jesse Mcree, one of the recent higher ranking employees seemingly given the boot just a few short weeks ago.
Despite the fact that Overwatch is a dead game and only maintains relevancy through pornography of which Blizzard themselves personally took it upon themselves to clamp down on the sheer amount of Overwatch porn with DMCA takedown notices a couple of years back.
I honestly doubt its player base even knew of Jesse Mcree let alone how this certified sex pest was actually the inspiration behind the characters name in Overwatch.
A message from the Overwatch team. pic.twitter.com/2W3AV7Pv6X
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) August 26, 2021
Nevertheless, the official Overwatch twitter account posted a rather long and strenuous message that reads as follows:
We built the Overwatch universe around the idea that inclusivity, equity, and hope are the building blocks of a better future. They are central to the game and to the Overwatch team.
As we continue to discuss how we best live up to our values and to demonstrate our commitment to creating a game world that reflects them, we believe it’s necessary to change the name of the hero currently known as McCree to something that better represents what Overwatch stands for.
We realize that any change to such a well-loved and central hero in the game’s fiction will take time to roll out correctly, and we’ll share updates as this week progresses. In the near term, we had planned to kick off a narrative arc in September supported with new story and game content, of which McCree was a key part. Since we want to integrate the change into this story arc, we will be delaying the new arc until later this year and instead launch a new FFA map this September. Going forward, in-game characters will no longer be named after real employees and we will be more thoughtful and discerning about adding real world references in future Overwatch content.
This will help reinforce that we’re building a fictional universe that is unmistakably different from the real world and better illustrates that the creation of Overwatch is truly a team effort. Work on these updates is underway, and they are just a part of our ongoing commitment to honest reflections and making whatever changes are necessary to build a future worth fighting for. We know that actions speak louder than words, and we hope to show you our commitment to making Overwatch a better experience in-game and continue to make our team the best it can be.
-The Overwatch Team
No exact reason was given why Jesse Mcree was silently let go amid the whole sexual harassment scandal that has Activision running around like headless chickens, at the time of his untimely departure Jesse was working as lead designer for the upcoming Diablo 4.
However for those who still give a shit about Overwatch (fucking why), plot and background is one of the major factors for mundane hero shooters that people can’t seem to ignore, to all of a sudden change an entire characters name for the sake of the employee that he’s named after with majority of the Overwatch community seemingly being unaware of Jesse’s involvement is just barbarically stupid and comes off as nothing but sheer desperation to win fan appeal during these troubling times.
While in the long post Activision Blizzard made it perfectly clear that moving forward they will enact a policy that in-game characters can no longer be named after employees of Activision.
Though it really has me wondering since Blizzard love to promote how a vast majority of Overwatch characters are gay/lesbian perhaps they might pull a Kevin Spacy by not only changing the name of McCree but perhaps also making him gay simultaneous? That’ll certainly stop the backlash generated from such a drastic shift.
While Jesse’s legacy is being erased by Activision, over at the Cosby suite it’s high poon.