With the WWE 2K collection taking a 12 months off after the disastrous launch of WWE 2K20, wrestling followers are massively anticipating WWE 2K22, the most recent entry within the sports activities leisure sport collection now developed by Visible Ideas and 2K Sports activities.
The brand new sport shall be on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Sequence X/S. It’s more likely to be launched in direction of the top of 2021 if there aren’t any surprising delays. Presently, 2K Sports activities haven’t been any extra particular than that, however earlier releases within the WWE 2K franchise have occurred in early-to-mid October.
WWE 2K franchise exec producer Patrick Gilmore additionally acknowledged in a Reddit AMA that they’re “… taking a look at well-liked earlier video games like No Mercy or Smackdown: Right here Comes the Ache, together with prime franchise items and extra trendy wrestling and preventing video games to create a complete new philosophical basis for the sport.”
Match commentator Michael Cole revealed on the July 23 episode of WWE SmackDown that the software program will function a brand new sport engine and improved preventing controls. Apparently WWE 2K22 can even be the primary entry within the collection to make use of new 80 digicam scanning rigs to seize WWE Famous person likenesses, so the graphics needs to be higher than ever.
Up to now, we’re listening to all the proper issues with regard to this new sport within the collection, however solely time will inform if the franchise can totally get well from the lack of improvement studio Yuke’s, who’ve defected after 18 years of collaboration to make video video games for WWE’s largest competitor All Elite Wrestling (AEW) as a substitute.
Wrestlers presently confirmed to look in WWE 2K22 embody the likes of Rey Mysterio, Ric Aptitude, Randy Orton and Angel Garza. No modes have presently been confirmed, however we’re more likely to see the web Highway to Glory mode return because it has been a staple of the wrestling sport collection since WWE 2K18.
Extra information on WWE 2K22 is about to be introduced at SummerSlam on August 21, 2021. When you like preventing video games, why not take a look at our list of the five Best Fighting Games of 2020 within the meantime?