‘WWE 2K22′ Confirmed at ‘WrestleMania 37′ With First Look Trailer
2K Games has announced that the WWE 2K franchise will return in 2021 after a year off.
As verified by 2K Games and demonstrated during the first night of WrestleMania 37 on Saturday, the yearly wrestling simulator will return with the release of WWE 2K22. Rey Mysterio performs his signature maneuver, the 619, against fellow WWE Superstar Cesaro in the game’s initial peek, which shows gameplay still in progress.
The WWE 2K22 announcement trailer can be seen below.
The tagline for WWE 2K22 is “It Hits Different,” a popular colloquialism that is meant to express how a previous experience does not feel the same when you have it again. In terms of WWE 2K, that’s apropos, given that the series’ most recent installment, WWE 2K20, was a critical and commercial disappointment.
WWE 2K20 was released in October 2019 and was met with quick criticism from critics. On Metacritic, a site that gathers reviews from the internet, the game currently has a score of 44 and a user score of 1.6 out of 10.
When the game originally came out, it had a lot of issues and crashes, and despite the fact that updates were continuously being released to patch them, the game couldn’t recover from its poor start.
WWE announced that there would be no WWE 2K title in 2020 during its quarterly financial report in April. “We are implementing what we’ve learned to the next WWE 2K simulation game with a renewed focus on quality and fun,” 2K Games wrote in a blog post on its website. We’re extending the production timetable as part of that promise, and we won’t be launching a WWE 2K simulation game in 2020. (T2 fiscal year 2021). We want to make sure Visual Concepts’ development team can make a wonderful game that will appeal to both seasoned WWE 2K veterans and beginners looking to leap through the ropes and enter the ring for the first time.”
Patrick Gilmore has been named as the new executive producer for the WWE 2K games, and will be in charge of the game’s development. Gilmore’s credits include the Sega Genesis game Aladdin, Killer Instinct, Medal of Honor, and others. This is a condensed version of the information.