Since the successful launch of WWE 2K22, there have been rumblings over the future of the WWE 2K franchise. Will the series continue or is WWE moving in a different direction?
Sports Gamers Online has learned that not only are things moving forward with the next installment of the WWE 2K series — likely WWE 2K23 — but a major name from the WWE games past is returning to the fold.
Bryan Williams had spent over a decade working on the WWE games dating back all the way to its time under the THQ umbrella. Recently, however, Williams worked for Yuke’s, leaving the WWE license in the past in favor of the AEW title after Yuke’s and 2K split.
But now Williams is heading back to where it all began. Sources have confirmed to SGO that Williams’ contract with Yuke’s has come to an end, and he is in fact going back to 2K to work on the WWE 2K series once again.
Williams influence in the past was found all over the WWE games including in features like Create-A-Finisher, Create-an-Arena, and more.
It’s unclear at this moment what his role will be now with WWE 2K, but he is expected to start this month if he hasn’t already.
As far as the future of the series goes, another mainline WWE 2K game is coming as previously mentioned. That said, that doesn’t mean a long-term agreement has been finalized. SGO has been told that a short-term agreement is more likely to have been signed, but that WWE and 2K are still talking regarding the long-term future of the franchise.
WWE 2K22 launched in April to much better reception than the previous WWE 2K20. The game is currently the most-played installment on PC in series history and is still awaiting multiple DLC releases through the next couple months. The game has even seen multiple updates that added updates to the returning MyGM Mode along with the addition of the NXT 2.0 arena.
What do you think of the WWE 2K23 news and Williams’ return? Let us know in the comment section below, and take the discussion further at the official SGO Discord server.
I don’t know what all the hoopla is about WWE2K22. They spent 2 and a half years working on this game and this is the crap we got? The creation suite is pretty much broken on this game.
Ans after the latest update over two and a half weeks ago the game crashes whenever you create or edit a create a wrestler. Create an entrance doesn’t work. So many things don’t work I don’t even want to get into it. This is a very bad game. I specifically bought this game for the creation suite and this is absolutely horrendous. WWE2K19 didn’t have any of these issues. I skipped on WWE2K20 and unless 2k fixes this crap, I should have skipped on this steaming pile of horsedung too.
I do like the new hairstyles added in the latest update. Now please fix the crashing issues in this game, please.. Man I hope Yukes knocks it out of the ballpark with the new AEW game. Because to be honest with you, WWE2K22 is just as bad as any other WwE product, Raw, Smackdown, (pretty much unwatchable. And NXT 2.0? ( 2.0?, wtf??? You should never had taken it away from Hunter. Bruce Prichard sucks donkey balls.
And how WWE hasn’t been able to elly get anybody over in the last 10 years is beyond me. I mean, someone should go to prison for what happened to Killer Kross after he went to main roster. And don’t get me started on all these stupid name changes….
Bro, Your simplistic mind set is going to get you into trouble in this life. You didn’t mention that in those 2 years 2k had to develop a brand new system. Yukes left in the middle of 2k20. Took their system and left 2k with the scraps. In the past 20 years only 1 team has made wrestling games and that was Yukes. So for the 1st time in 20 years we have a company trying to make a wrestling video game. So yes, this game is really really good for ONLY have 2 years to make it. I see you are a keyboard warrior who thinks is super easy to make video games, you showed everybody that you nothing but a whinny baby and who throws a fit when you dont get your way. I LOVE The creation suite, I have made 40 Original CAWs. You know, actually creating them. Not downloading from the CC because I understand what Known Issues are. You seem to be complaining about things not working which tells me you downloaded a bunch of things from the CC and are now wondering why your game doesn’t work.
2k19 had so many issues bro at launch. You just don’t remember them because they fixed them over the 3 years. This argument that the game is broken is childish. If you play the game without all the downloads, it works fine. So if you are having issues with the game that is a YOU problem not a game problem.
This is the problem with social media, it gave every idiot with a keyboard a voice and now they think that everything is made for them. You are in the minority here buddy. 2k will survive without your $70. Have fun not playing wrestling video games, seems like a weird hill to die on.
What are you even talking about? The game is fantastic and isn’t crashing on create a wrestler. Hell, even universe mode is working. But people like you will continue to whine like babies.
2k MESSED THE GAME UP BY CHANGING THE BUTTONS. WHY THE HELL WOULD YALL HAVE TRIANGLE AS BLOCK??? MAKE IT MAKE SENSE. LISTEN TO WWE FANS, BUT THEYRE NOT. LIKE AEW THEY LISTEN TO THEIR FANS. AN THEY DAMN SURE AINT MAKING TRIANGLE THEIR BLOCK BUTTON. THEN WWE 2k22 DONT HAVE DX??? HOW DONT YALL HAVE DX🤔🤔 IM GIVING YALL ONE MORE CHANCE AT WWE 2k23 MAKE IT SO THAT WE CAN CREATE OUR ON CONTROLS, SO WE CAN MAKE OUR ON DECISIONS ON HOW WE WANT OUR BUTTONS. IF YALL ARE MAKING IT TRIANGLE AGAIN FOR BLOCKING, WWE 2k23 WILL NOT GET MUCH SALES, AN EVERYONE WILL BE GOIN TO AEE WRESTLING GAMES. WHY NOT KEEP THE CONTROLS BUTTONS LIKE WWE2k19!?? WHY CHANGE THE BUTTONS….. YALL TRIED IT BUT IT SEEKS LIKE YALL RUSHED INTO THIS GAME… COME ON NO DX???? WOW
I love the new controls. It takes more skill than pressing 1 button. You do know that you can create dx right? I hope 2k gives you nothing, I hope they keep the exact same controls so you dont buy it.
Do you know that wasn’t in 2k17 or 18. You had to create them as well.