In 2020, one of the most fascinating disasters in gaming was the release of WWE 2K20. After releasing developer Yukes from their development duties after WWE 2K19, Visual Concepts and HB Studios took over the franchise, rushing out a buggy, slow, unintuitive mess in the following release.
Now, after the abrupt cancellation of last year’s game and taking a year to regroup, 2K has announced WWE 2K22 with a brand new trailer, the reveal of Rey Mysterio as its cover star, and a release date of March 11, 2022. Using the tagline “it hits different,” Visual Concepts seems to have taken that time to really getting back to what made the series popular in the first place.
Here’s the official statement that was released with the announcement:
WWE 2K22 is nearly here and it’s filled with stunning graphics, a redesigned gameplay engine, new controls, and more! From all-new game modes to unbelievable storylines, prepare for the next installment of the WWE 2K franchise.Press Release, 2K and WWE 2K22
WWE 2K22 will include the fan-favorite GM Mode MyGM, the Showcase Mode, which focuses on Rey Mysterio and his career, MyFaction mode where players “collect and manage a dream faction of Superstars and compete in weekly events,” MyRISE mode which allows players to experience different stories for created male and female wrestlers, and an in-depth creative suite for players to create and share cross-platform.
Source: WWE 2K22 YouTube Channel
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