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WWE 2K games, from WWE '12 to WWE 2K19, have been developed by Japanese developer Yuke's in conjunction with games studio Visual Concepts. WWE 2K20, however, was the first game in the series to be solely handled by Visual Concepts. Yuke's had developed every WWE game since 2000's original SmackDown. Although, we saw after the full takeover by the video game developer "Visual Concepts", WWE 2k20 containing several glitches and was resoundingly ridicules in reviews and on social media. The developers became well aware about it and after which, Take-Two Interactive’s CEO Strauss Zelnick admitted the company was “disappointed that WWE 2K20 did not meet our expectations, both in terms of sales and quality.”. As announced officially there isn't going to be a WWE licensed video game from 2K this year. which could also mean a rebranding of the franchise and perhaps a switch in developer.
The news was first reported by @VikingSizeGamer and @JustinLeeper. WWE Interim Chief Financial Officer Frank Riddick confirmed it at Thursday’s WWE investor conference call. The official WWE Games Twitter account then came out with this message, assuring fans that it would have more to tell about the future of the franchise on Monday. But, according to Justin Leeper, who was involved with writing the “Road to WrestleMania” modes for several WWE video games, in addition to the cancelation of 2K21, 2K still plans to release a WWE-branded video game in the near future.
I guess we can only just wait and contemplate about their forthcoming decisions,considering the global pandemic might even take a longer time to release any further statement regarding the future of the WWE Video-game. Keep following LGN's news section and we will surely keep you updated about everything related to the gaming world.