You may remember that we reported back in mid-December that Terry Crews paid a little visit to Blizzard headquarters. This was incredibly exciting because rumors had been stirring that Crews may be in the cards as a potential voice actor for a new Overwatch character who goes by the name Doomfist. Crews himself had expressed interest - enthusiastically - in being a part of the game. Just minutes ago, Crews sent out another tweet that seems to confirm that there was more to this meeting than we thought:
Who wants to hear me do the voice of Doomfist for real?? https://t.co/l4aszRrDYE— terrycrews (@terrycrews) January 4, 2017
"Who wants to hear me do the voice of Doomfist for real??" I'm just going to go out on a limb here and say that that's as close to an official confirmation as you can get. Crews has over half a million Twitter followers, and to tweet that out before actually knowing whether or not Blizzard would be using his voice in the game would be reckless, to say the least.
So what's the big deal?
Why does everyone want Terry Crews to be in Overwatch? Because he's awesome. It really is as simple as that. Terry Crews is a down-to-earth, hilarious human being who makes us smile, and that's enough to merit our wanting his voice and spirit in a game that we also love. Crews has also been fairly active in the video game community, willingly immersing himself in this culture and industry as a self-proclaimed noob.
Following a preview event for Battlefield 1, Crews publicly documented the process of building his own gaming PC, soliciting help from the wider gaming community and showing off his various components for approval. He made it clear that gaming was important to him because it's important to his son, and it's a great way for them to connect. It's also very plain to see from the Battlefield 1 event footage that he has a lot of fun playing these games. He just gets it, he has fun, and that makes him one of us.
We're hoping that this tweet will be followed up shortly by some other means of confirmation. A teaser image, a preview video, a re-tweet from Blizzard... We'll take anything! Terry, if you're reading this, give us some good news soon!