Overwatch 2 is getting an animated mini-series next week, and it looks to be a prequel exploring the Omnic Crisis.
Since the first game’s release in 2016, Overwatch has had numerous animated shorts that explore the backstories of numerous characters, going into some of the larger story here and there. But for the first time, Blizzard is releasing a 2D animated mini-series called Genesis – Part One: Dawn, which looks to go into more detail about the Omnic Crisis, the big inciting incident of the whole world of Overwatch.
To quickly explain the Omnic Crisis, the world was basically a utopia that used omnics (AI driven robots) to automate society and make sure of worldwide economic equality. As is par for the course of many stories about AI powered robots, they gained sentience, and quite understandably revolted against their creators, kicking off a big war, i.e. the Omnic Crisis.