The new hero is described as “an eccentric astrophysicist who hopes to unlock the secrets of the universe, unaware that he is being used as a living weapon.”
[UPDATE 23/07: Sigma is now available to player on the Overwatch PTR]
A character origin trailer released on Monday appears to align Sigma with the game’s villainous faction, Talon.
Blizzard president J. Allen Brack recently said the studio’s looking into the possibility of expanding the Overwatch universe with new games, while noting that the company has more titles in development that at any point in its near 30-year history.
“If we think about the Overwatch IP for example, we think about the Overwatch IP as being extremely large and extremely all-encompassing,” he said.
“Overwatch, the game people experience today, is just being a very small part of what that IP could be.”
According to a report, at least one new Overwatch game is planned to be announced at the company’s BlizzCon event in November.
The new Overwatch game is said to feature a large PVE element, with multiple sources comparing it to Left 4 Dead.