By now it’s common knowledge that WWE 2K21 will not be releasing this year as it was confirmed on WWE’s recent earnings call with investors.
Despite that news, 2K Games is still planning on releasing a WWE game this year. That game, however, is expected to be more arcade-based akin to the past WWE All-Stars titles. A game that could be announced as early as next week.
But what about when the main WWE 2K franchise returns in the future? What are those plans?
While it’s still hard to say exactly what the studio is planning, one thing for sure is that the plan is to join the next-generation consoles in 2021.
Though rumors have circulated that WWE 2K22 would release solely on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, SGO has learned that 2K wants Visual Concepts — the developers behind WWE 2K — to plan for a next-gen release on the PS5 and Xbox Series X.
As far as why there will be no WWE 2K this year, it has nothing to truly do with the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Though it did play a small part, the response to WWE 2K20 was so poor from both a critical and commercial standpoint, that 2K wanted to take a major step back to reevaluate the game and plan for the next major consoles.