However its delay was not without good reason. According to Blizzard, this is because they will be introducing a new mode to the game which is based on the feedback that gamers have provided during the course of the beta, although unfortunately it seems that Blizzard did not reveal the details of the new mode, at least not yet.
The game’s director Jeff Kaplan writes, “After looking through all of the feedback from last year, one of the things we noticed players consistently mentioning was their desire for more game modes in Overwatch, in addition to Point Capture and Payload. Without getting into specifics, we are working on a new game mode. And we’re very excited about it! And we have some great new maps to support it, too, but we need a little more time to get everything just right.”
No specific date on when the game’s beta will reopen its doors to gamers again, but it is expected in February, so we guess we’ll just have to keep an eye out for it.