Friday, March 10, 2017

Overwatch Symmetra Fan Theory Confirmed By Blizzard

Aside from its insane popularity among fans, Blizzard Entertainment's first-person multiplayer shooter video game Overwatch is renowned for its character diversity. The studio has thrown in every sort of multiplicity into the mix of 24 heroes so far, both sexual and racial. The developer studio has also went as far as putting some neurological differences like autism in the blend too, which fans have been speculating for quite some time now.

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Fan Theory on Symmetra Finally Confirmed

Recently, a letter from game director of Overwatch, Jeff Kaplan to a recipient that was posted on Tumblr which has gone viral. In the letter, Kaplan specifically refers to radical hard-light technology using hero Symmetra, confirming her being autistic for the very first time.

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The Letter from Jeffrey Kaplan

As there was a hint in the official Overwatch comic-book series about Symmetra belonging to the neurological spectrum, Kaplan has come clear about it by finally confirming in that letter. He also went on saying on her representing the spectrum, as how awesome someone can be even after having a different personality than the others.

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Symmetra: A Better World

Also, Blizzard has assured the letter to be authentic and Kaplan's statement being accurate. The comic-book titled “A Better World”, focused solely on Symmetra, showcases as she was expressing her viewpoint on people seeing her as “different” and fans just took note from this point.