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Original concept for Overwatch hero Lucio could be turned into a skin

Jeff Kaplan said the original Lucio design could be turned into a new skin.
Overwatch lead designer Jeff Kaplan said the original Lucio design could be turned into a new skin.

A popular post on Overwatch’s user forums has caught the eye of lead developer, Jeff Kaplan, who said a new Lucio skin could be possible.

The forum post, in which the player asked for Blizzard to make Lucio look more like his original artwork, gained traction Thursday and prompted a response from Kaplan. The picture in question was one of the pages provided to Kotaku on Wednesday about the upcoming 300-page Overwatch art book coming out this fall.

One of the pictures depicted an earlier idea of what Lucio would look like, which seemed to be wildly popular judging by the forum post. It eventually got the attention of Kaplan, the lead developer of the game, who left some exciting comments.

“That was Arnold’s early concept for Lucio,” he wrote. “We’re glad you like it. Maybe we’ll consider making it a skin someday.”

So if players have any input in terms of skins, it seems a good picture and a lot of positive attention might just catch the right pair of eyes.


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