Video game fandom does cool stuff sometimes. Even better, sometimes that cool stuff can kick doors wide open if the right person comes across it. In this case, a fan-made Overwatch level found Jeff Kaplan, the actual game director and public face of Blizzard’s ludicrously successful hero shooter.
The level is called Cairo, following the location-based themes of the real set of Overwatch maps. It’s built in Unreal Engine 4 and designed by one Joshua Llorente, who is a self-taught 3D artist. It’s a payload map and fits right in with the Overwatch style. It’s remarkable, and Llorente has posted both art and an “on-foot” tour of the map on Reddit.
Kaplan saw the map on Reddit, and actually responded with, “Amazing work! We’ll be in touch.” Those are words nobody who makes fan content for games they love ever expect to see, and there it is right there in public. Who knows what will actually come of this interaction, but it’s awesome to see moments like this happen in real time.
Source: PC Gamer