If you were excited about playing WWE 2K22 on your fancy new next gen console later this year, you may want to sit down for this one. A new rumor making the rounds claims that the game won’t have a version released for the PlayStation 5 (PS5) or Xbox Series X|S.
The rumor, which first started in spring 2020, began picking up steam again when a Twitter user mentioned seeing an ad that only showed the game as available for PS4 and Xbox One. On top of that the trailer for WWE 2K22 that was released on Sony’s YouTube channel originally had PS5 in the title, but was quickly changed to remove it.
WWE 2K22 will NOT have a Next Gen version.
It available for only PS4 & Xbox One however if you have a Next Gen system you can download the current gen version.
— Alim (@ItzPHSavageWolf) April 13, 2021
Will WWE 2K22 Really Skip Next Gen Consoles?
Back in fall 2020, SGO was told by a source close to the game’s development that the plan as of then was to put WWE 2K22 on next gen systems. However, as the months have gone by, plans could very well have changed due to not only the availability of the PS5 and Xbox Series X, but of the lifted for the complete rebuild of the game.
ICYMI: Sony removed "PS5" from the title so 2K22 might be a confirmed last gen exclusive title. from WWEGames
SGO did reach out to a rep at 2K Sports to clarify the rumor, hoping that the record would be set straight. However, all that we were given was, “We have nothing to share at this time. We’ll share more information on WWE 2K22 soon.”.
While it’s a statement that almost every company uses when asked about rumors floating around, this “no comment” comment can be viewed in a different way.
By not clarifying, all it does is put fuel on the fire of the rumor. If the game was coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X, a simple statement calling the rumors false would go a long way. Instead, credence is lent to the original rumor that WWE 2K22 will be released for PS4 and Xbox One.
Even if that is the case, don’t worry too much. The game will still be playable on your new PS5 and Xbox Series X, and will certainly get a slight boost in performance from the new systems. Fans just won’t have the benefit of a game built specifically for the new hardware that takes advantage of everything the consoles have to offer.
What do you think of the possibility of no WWE 2K22 on next gen consoles? Let us know in the comment section below.