Overwatch’s McCree changes his name to Cole Cassidy

A cowboy with a mechanical arm aims a large pistol.

Picture: Activision Blizzard

Monitoring‘s McCree will now be known as Cole Cassidy, the developers announced today, further away the character of former designer Jesse McCree, one of the men who participated in the controversial and recently unveiled encounters from the “Cosby Suite”.

“The first thing a renegade loses is his name, and he gave up on his a long time ago,” we read on Twitter. “Running away from his past meant running away from himself, and each passing year only widened the gap between what he had been and what he had become. But in every cowboy’s life there comes a time when he needs to stop and take a stand. To make this again Monitoring better, to make matters better, he had to be honest with himself and his team. The cowboy he had ridden in the sunset, and Cole Cassidy faced the world at dawn.

McCree (the developer, not the cowboy) left Blizzard in August in the middle of a period of unrest for Activision Blizzard as a whole. A lawsuit filed on July 20 by the state of California claimed that the management of the mega-company negligently allowed an environment plagued by harassment and sexual abuse to fester within its walls, which ultimately led to To several notable departures.

“We built the Monitoring universe around the idea that inclusiveness, equity and hope are the building blocks of a better future ”, the game development team written in august. “As we continue to discuss how best to uphold our values ​​and demonstrate our commitment to creating a game world that reflects them, we believe there is a need to change the name of the hero currently known as McCree into something that better represents what Monitoring represented.

MonitoringThe next major story arc of has been delayed beyond its original release date in September due to the fact that McCree was apparently playing an important role. While details of how this name change is explained in the universe have yet to be disclosed, McCree will officially become Cole Cassidy on October 26.

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