Blizzard, the studio behind Overwatch, have released their fifth animated short and it does tug on the heart strings just a tad. The short, titled “The Last Bastion”, follows the story of Bastion after he is reactivated in the forest. The animated short shows us a quick look into the Omnic Crisis, and how it would have been to fight in the battle. The Omnic Crisis is an event in the Overwatch universe in which robots rose against humans, resulting in a war. Bastion units were the main bulk of the Omnic forces. Something again that is shown in the animated short.
What caught my attention was the name that showed on screen at the end of the video. The name Yvain Gnabro appears on-screen, and I had no idea who he was. A quick Google search reveals that Gnabro was a Cinematic Animator at Blizzard, after having worked at Blur Studio. Even though he only worked at Blizzard for one year, Gnabro was part of the team responsible for Blizzard’s wildly popular Overwatch animated shorts. Yvain Gnabro sadly passed away in the summer of 2016 after being involved in a motorcycle accident while riding home from work.
If you want to watch the short, the video is embedded below. I highly recommend it and it’s amazing. Not Hanzo/Genji amazing, but amamazing in it’s own right. What do you think of the short? Let us know in the comments below.