Blizzard’s newest shooter, Overwatch, is coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One on May 24. It’s all new IP from Blizzard, a subsidiary of the Activision Blizzard Inc company. The new Overwatch title is an FPS based around hero characters that players can pick and play with. The title will be Blizzard’s first to release simultaneously on consoles and PC.

Speaking at PAX East to GamesRadar, Blizzard’s Assistant Game Director Aaron Keller stated that they reached out to Treyarch for their advice on how to make sure aim assist works well on the console versions of Overwatch.

“We actually worked with some of the Treyarch guys to make sure our aim assist [on controllers] felt really good, they were really helpful,” Keller told me at PAX East.

Keller also stated that Treyarch devs have visited Blizzard’s studios as well to see what they are working on. He followed up stating that their development team has collaborated with many other Activision studios.

“The funny thing is, we collaborate with a lot of different Activision studios,” Keller said. “We collaborate with the Destiny team, when they were building Destiny they wanted to talk to some of the people at World of Warcraft to see how they made some of their content. And we’ve gone to Treyarch a number of times and talked to them, whether it’s about some of their guts of the engine features, or whether it’s about tuning changes. And they’ve come out and looked at some of our stuff, too.”

SOURCE: GamesRadar

  • Dangelo95

    I wonder how this will be might gotta give it a try

  • Good Guy Treyarch

  • Mario Porfírio Souza

    Bo3 aim assist is awful.

    • Mario Rivera

      it really is, in the middle of head on gunfights it always wants to tug me towards the guy behind a wall or rock lol

  • RdJokr

    Huh, didn’t realize Treyarch were aim-assist experts. You learn something new everyday.

    • They’re also supply drop experts.

      • Michael Romo


      • I thought that was sledgehammer

      • Will WilFredo Mendoza

        No. Jackass. Its Actvi$ions fault.

      • Joshua “JiffyNoodles” Fearn

        That’s Activision, not Treyarch.

    • Sexy Mcgee

      FFS, I was looking forward to Overwatch but this dampens my enthusiasm. Treyarch has some of the worst aim assist in the industry. At best it plays the game for you at worst it hinders your ability to make finer movements.

    • I surely thought that the Black Ops 2 sniper rifles would have given it away.

      • RdJokr

        I played BO2 on PC, and we didn’t have aim assist back then, so I wouldn’t know. The assist on BO3 is pretty damn strong though, I’ll give you that.

        • Flat White

          Implementation of an aim assist sensitivity slider would solve that. *thinking out loud*

    • MrLadyfingers

      Treyarch made a good game. If you don’t like the aim-assist mechanic, try turning it off. 😉

      • RdJokr

        Oh I’m not talking about using it myself. I’m a mouse+keyboard lover till the end. But gamepad users who use aim assist are very noticeable.

        • MrLadyfingers

          Oh my gosh, it’s the only way you can compete. I played Battlefield 4 on PC with Ps4 controller and no aim assist and I got slammed. It’s scary what mouse and keyboard can do. Thats why I’m so scared of cross-platform gaming.

  • TheDemonOfHate

    3arc helps Blizzard with the RNG too.

  • Guywithbrains

    Who could help Treyarch with netcode?

    Sorry but it is true. But to add some fairness to this comment they have amazing design in their games.

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      Blizzard can help.

    • Schruk


    • EA

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        You bastard.

      • Flat White

        Agreed times a billion. BF and on a more casual basis, pop cap’s PvZ has great servers if not amazing.

  • TfarTn

    I eat ass…

    • You try too hard.

    • Bengal Tigger

      drink bleach and i will fund you

  • lunator100hd .

    I hope they didnt help them with hit detection too.

    • LovekillerX

      Because you can’t hit stuff if they did. LOL!

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        LOL IW has the most broken games, what are you talking about? At least Ghosts was an improvement over MW3, though.

      • How about instead of giving lessons and teaching each other, Treyarch and IW should just co-develop a game with the best of both worlds.

  • Ghost

    Treyarch needs to hire IW to do their netcode!

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      MW3’s or Ghosts’s? Because MW3’s was trash, the worst in the series.

      • LovekillerX

        BO2 says hello!

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          Nothing will beat MW3’s bad hit detection.

      • DEMOLITION12

        bo1 was way worse than mw3

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          Not in the slightest. MW3 has deathstreaks and way more overpowered weapons and perks, and BO1 had way better maps.

          • Wraith

            What does that have to do with netcode?

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            OHHHHH my bad. Nah, MW3’s was worse.

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          My bad I understand what you meant lmao. MW3’s netcode was worse than BO1’s.

      • Ghost

        Definitely Ghosts!

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          As long as the TTK doesn’t suck.

  • Weeb Trash

    Tracer’s Booty only available in Supply Drops

  • Eddie Tupy

    oh god please dont make this game cross play. Playing pc people is hard enough without auto aim gamepad noobs using aimbot

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      You wot I thought PC had magic aim?

      • Eric

        No aim assist for keyboard/mouse on PC, just skill. People who use controllers on PC often get a lot of hate for it in chat. They probably get reported as hackers a fair bit too. There is a lot of hack accusations thrown around even though basically nobody hacks on PC.

  • Vinbat

    BO3 feels great, maybe not as great as Halo 5 but Treyarch is obviously under he Activision umbrella with Overwatch. I’m just happy they didn’t ask Bungie

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      Halo 5 sucks fight me bruh

  • Barry Keithley

    Oh great. Aimbotters using xim4 mod on PC. Thanks!

  • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

    And people try to say Treyarchs hit detection is bad, smh…

    Your bad at the fucking game if you say that shit lol


    aim assist is an unwelcomed crutch

  • Johnny Waterman

    If any of you knowledgeable players want to work in the game industry, reply to this. We could always use more quality designers and engineers. 🙂