WWE Games recently held a special developer summit where they invited members of the media to learn more about the upcoming release of WWE 2k18.
At the event, the developers talked about the improved MyCareer as well as new game modes coming to this year’s title. However, that wasn’t the only thing talked about.
In addition to game modes, the team at WWE Games spoke about expanding the match type offering, and bringing a few features that fans have been clamoring for for years.
One of the major additions is the ability to now have up to eight superstars in the ring at once. This opens the door for eight-person tag-team matches, eight-person ladder matches, a more chaotic Royal Rumble, battle royals and more.
Speaking of the Royal Rumble, the popular match has been overhauled to utilize new gameplay and animation mechanics that are coming to the series.
The new Elimination Chamber that debuted in February will also be playable for the first time in WWE 2k18. Mixed-gender matches will also be a part of the game, allowing male and female superstars to take part in the same match.
Lastly, backstage brawls have been expanded with more areas to fight in what the developers are claiming to be a “free roam area”. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg as the company did announce a new Create-A-Match mode coming this year.
WWE 2k18 launches on October 17 for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4. A PC version is likely to follow months later.