‘Overwatch’ News: Elon Musk Has Some Suggestions For Improving The Game; Which Hero Does He Play?

11 January 2017, 1:41 pm EST By Jackie Villegas Mobile & Apps
Elon Musk talked about what's wrong with "Overwatch."  ( Y Combinator/YouTube screenshot )

Elon Musk, the billionaire founder and CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, has previously proclaimed his love for the multiplayer first-person shooter video game "Overwatch." But in a recent interview, the business magnate and inventor talked about one of the game's glaring shortcomings.

In a recent interview with Y Combinator president Sam Altman, Musk spoke about his love for "Overwatch," a game that he has previously recommended to his millions of social media followers. In June 2016, the Zip2 co-founder tweeted about the Blizzard Entertainment multiplayer shooter. "Highly recommend @PlayOverwatch by the good people of @Blizzard_Ent if you like ultrafast team FPS action," he wrote at the time.

In an outtake from his interview with Altman, Musk was asked for video game recommendations and he replied with "Overwatch" and "Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft." The avid gamer then went on to talk about what he believes is missing from modern-day video games.

"I think that [storytelling's] really neglected," he said, after producers off-screen lauded the storylines of "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves" and "The Last of Us," both of which have been praised for their stories, subtexts, and character development.

"As games have become more like the replacement for the NFL, I think the storytelling just gets generally neglected," Musk said, "so it's especially striking to play one that was, like, absolutely cinematic." The SpaceX boss also revealed that he is a major "Deus Ex" fan but implied that he has yet to get his hands on last year's "Deus Ex: Mankind Divided." "That's the criticism I've heard of the latest 'Deus Ex,' is that the storytelling is kind of lame," he said.

Gizmodo later tried to get Musk to reveal which "Overwatch" character he mainly uses when playing the multiplayer first-person shooter. Unfortunately, Musk kept this information to himself. "It's too embarrassing :)" he replied. The outlet has nonetheless cheekily suggested that the Tesla Motors chief is a Bastion fan.

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