Overwatch 2 Orisa almost lost her centaur aspect in a scrapped redesign

Orisa received an overhaul for Overwatch 2 but it could have been a lot more drastic, reveal the hero designers on the game.

Announcement yesterdayplayable heroes in Overwatch 2 Doom Fist and Orisa have both received new weapon and ability kits. Changes for Orisa include increasing her health and armor, giving her new abilities such as javelin spin and energy javelin, and removing character stop. You can see a full list of changes to Orisa and Doomfist on the Play Overwatch website.

Orissa online. All new weapon and ability kits for Orisa are coming to #Overwatch2. Dive deeper into Doomfist and Orisa rework in our latest blog.April 20, 2022

According to the website, the Blizzard team noticed that Orisa “had trouble brawling and battling,” so they adapted her for the future of the game. Senior Hero Designer on Monitor 2 Brandon Brennan explained in the post, “We don’t take the Orisa rework lightly, we want it to be meaningful to the game and feel great for the players attached to it.”

Following this statement however, in an interview with For victoryBrennan explained that the team originally wanted to completely change Orisa for Overwatch 2. different,” the hero designer said.

“Doing this is a huge production cost – we would lose all that work we’ve already put into Orisa.” Brennan continues, “but we thought about it seriously, we had three or four totally different hero concepts, bipeds. She had a shield, she looked very tribal, it was super cool.

So why didn’t Brennan and the rest of the Blizzard team give Orisa a brand new look? Well, according to the same interview, production costs weren’t the only thing holding them back, as player responses were also a concern.

Brennan reveals, “There are unanswered questions about how players would react to something like this. Should we leave the old Orisa in the game for them to play? Is this something we’re bringing back in custom game modes and so on? The developer continues, “it seemed more correct to go in the direction we were going than to chase a totally new hero.”

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More information about Overwatch 2 Orisa almost lost her centaur aspect in a scrapped redesign

Orisa has received a rework for Overwatch 2 but it could have been much more drastic, reveals hero designers on the game. 
Announced yesterday, playable heroes in Overwatch 2 Doomfist and Orisa have both received new weapon and ability kits. The changes for Orisa include increasing her health and armor, giving her new abilities such as javelin spin and energy javelin, and removing the character’s halt. You can see a full list of the changes made to both Orisa and Doomfist on the Play Overwatch website. 

Orisa online. All new weapon and ability kit for Orisa coming to #Overwatch2.Dive deeper into Doomfist and Orisa reworks in our latest blog.https://t.co/lFyJVeYP77 pic.twitter.com/9eG4kplA2mApril 20, 2022

According to the website, the team at Blizzard noticed that Orisa “struggled with brawling and toe-to-toe engagements,” so adapted her into the future of the game. Senior hero designer on Overwatch 2 Brandon Brennan explained in the post: “We don’t take Orisa’s rework lightly, we want it to be meaningful to the game and feel good for players who are attached to her.”
Following this statement though, in an interview with For the Win, Brennan explained that the team originally wanted to completely change Orisa for Overwatch 2. “Some of our early discussions, we were talking about completely changing her model, getting away from the horse/centaur aspect. Doing a totally different design,” the hero designer said. 
“Doing that is a huge production cost – we would be basically throwing away all this work we already put into Orisa.” Brennan continues, “but we did seriously consider it, we had three or four totally different looking hero concepts, bipedal ones. She was carrying a shield, she looked very tribal, it was super cool.”
So why didn’t Brennan and the rest of the team at Blizzard give Orisa a completely new look? Well, according to the same interview, production costs weren’t the only thing holding them back as player responses were also a concern.
Brennan reveals: “There’s some unanswered questions with how players would respond to something like that. Do we have to leave the old Orisa in the game for them to play? Is it something we bring back in custom game modes and whatnot for them?” The developer continues, “it felt more correct to go the direction we did than to chase a totally new hero.”
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