With the first installment in the WWE 2K series since 2019’s abysmal WWE 2K20 likely coming this fall, work on the new WWE 2K22 game is in full swing by 2K Games.
According to a report from Mike Johnson of PWInsider, 2K Games representatives are at the WWE Royal Rumble PPV on Sunday. Johnson claims that various WWE talent will be doing voice over work while almost everyone on the current roster to be body scanned.
While there haven’t been any official updates, one should expect an official announcement on the next game in the WWE 2K series to come in the coming months as the company builds up to WrestleMania.
After the poor reception — and rightfully so — of WWE 2K20, WWE announced in April 2020 that there would be no WWE 2K21. The cancellation was rumored prior to the announcement, but it was confirmed during an investor call. What was released in 2020, however, was WWE 2K Battlegrounds, an arcade wrestling title that has received mixed reactions since launch.
Now, it’s important to note that nothing has been announced from either WWE or 2K Games on the status of the WWE 2K series. But, it’s safe to assume that the series will return this year with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S on the market.
As far as what fans will see in the next installment of the franchise, that’s also tough to say. That said, the new Executive Producer of the series Patrick Gilmore has gone on record saying what his team is looking into updating or adding back into the WWE 2K games. These elements include game modes like GM Mode, reintroducing Custom Music should a legal route be found, and improvements to online modes and features.
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