By Justin Guillou / April 5th, 2016
Blizzard’s latest game Overwatch is coming out soon for various platforms including the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Some lucky users are currently participating in one of the betas. While impressions appear to be positive so far, there were some concerns over the portrayal of a character, Tracer. One user posted on the message boards for the beta that they were not exactly pleased with one of Tracer’s victory poses. One of the reasons the poster was bothered by it was that to them “It just reduces tracer to another bland female sex symbol”. The pose in question is as such:
Blizzard responded to this post noting that they will be making alterations to this pose, in an attempt to release content that does not offend anyone. Now we have an update for the game that in fact, changed this pose. Tracer’s new animation seems to be a reference to, or inspired by old pin-up style pictures. The image below is from a forum which compares the pose with what is thought to be inspiration for it:
So what do you all think of Tracer’s new pose? Did Blizzard make the right decision here?