There has been much speculation on the next Overwatch hero. Doomfist was seen to be next by the vast majority of Overwatch players. who ever the next hero may be we do know they will have the 24th spot on the overwatch roster.
One the 17th of February Jeff Kaplan project leader responded to a post on the Overwatch forums saying “24 is not who you think it is.”
The thread was originally about laughing and sitting emotes, and how Sombra (the newest hero) hasn’t gotten hers yet. Jeff replying “The emotes themselves don’t take months. It’s more on the order of days/weeks. It’s more of a prioritisation issue. We have multiple new heroes being worked on right now plus numerous events and event-related content. We’re always asking ourselves ‘what would make the biggest impact for the most people’ when we prioritise. Right now, we feel like introducing a new hero to the line-up would be more impactful to the game. Hope that makes sense.”
Jeff never said the name Doomfist in his post, therefore technically not ruling our the possibility of him being the 24 character. However Doomfist has been the much hyped and anticipated character that has been in discussion for weeks amongst overwatch fans, so seeing Doomfist as 24 is unlikely.
Jeff also said there were “multiple new heroes” in the making which suggest Doomfist is still a very large possibility.