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.
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