WWE has been producing video games for almost two decades and has been quite successful in their ventures to make professional wrestling into a gaming franchise. The success of their gaming series led to the development of the 2K franchise, starting from 2013.
However, after a disastrous WWE 2K20, which was completely panned by the critics and consumers, WWE is making changes to the gaming platform. It was recently announced that WWE 2K21 won’t be hitting the stores this time around.
IGN released a new trailer for the upcoming game for WWE, which would replace the 2K21 installment. The game is titled WWE 2K Battlegrounds, which is a completely different alternative to the usual simulation-based games.
WWE usually has the announcement of the gaming releases during the post-WrestleMania season and continued the trend with the brand new gaming experience. It features an arcade-style action, with over-the-top designs, environments, and movesets. It even consists of wrestlers throwing fires from their fists and fighting alligators!
WWE 2K20’s failure led to WWE ditching the yearly installment, and will probably work towards a much better version to hit the stores next year. The yearly churning out of half-polished games took a toll, as 2K20 received a 1.1/10 score on Xbox and 1.5 on PS4 by the users.
Neither version could cross 50 out of 100 in critics scores, and the bug-riddled mess has thankfully not been given a sequel.
Meanwhile, Samoa Joe is set to return to RAW commentary table this week, as Pro Wrestling Sheet reported that the Samoan Submission Machine is set to participate in at least one of the two RAW tapings scheduled this week.
Joe has been out of action due to concussion, and this could be WWE’s way of bringing him back. Joe had a short stint on commentary last year, following which, he returned to in-ring action.