Blizzard announces it will release its games on Steam for the first time ever

Robert Collins

Blizzard Entertainment Games Custom

It looks like Blizzard games are finally coming to Steam for the first time ever. The company made the announcement on Wednesday over on its site blog, saying

As Blizzard evolves as a studio, inside and out, one of the ideas pushing us forward is meeting players around the world where they are and making our games as easy as possible to access and play. We want to give everyone a chance to experience our universes with old friends while making new ones, no matter how they choose to play. 

The first Blizzard title to arrive on the Steam platform will be Overwatch 2 on August 10. The post goes on to say that others will follow, though no other specific games or release dates were mentioned.

This move could easily be interpreted as part of a push on the part of Microsoft ahead of its likely acquisition of Blizzard. Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer has repeatedly said that the Xbox brand wants to make its games available to more players on more platforms, and has faced pressure from market regulators to do so since Microsoft announced it would buy Activision Blizzard.

Blizzard president Mike Ybarra has seemingly refuted this notion, however.

Nevertheless, Blizzard fans using the Steam platform are bound to be pleased by this news.

Featured image via Blizzard Entertainment.