Do You Smell What 2K Is Cooking?
The release of WWE 2K20 was the video game version of a face-plant. It was filled with almost iconic graphical glitches and then at the beginning of 2020, there were errors that prevented players from even playing the game. Now, there is a rumor circulating that the next game WWE 2K21 is being cancelled. While this is a rumor, and yet to be confirmed or denied, it is not out of the question. Even if it is cancelled, that does not mean the end of WWE games.
So, this rumor comes from an actor named Justin Leeper. He has done motion capture for games such as Death Stranding and Marvel’s Ultimate Alliance 3, as well as worked as a writer and stunt co-ordinator for past WWE Smackdown vs RAW games, but it has been almost ten years since he was involved in those games. However, he is a professional wrestler that goes by the name of Violent Lee, and shares this name with his YouTube channel. A recent video from Leeper has him claiming that a “reliable source” tells him that there will be no WWE game this year.
For argument’s sake, let’s say that he speaks the truth. There could be a number of reasons for this. One would be the aforementioned digital face-plant that was WWE 2K20. It would not be enough to scrap the series entirely, but remember when Assassin’s Creed was an annual game? An Assassin’s Creed game has come out every year since 2007 on one platform or another, but between Assassin’s Creed Unity and Origins, there was over a year where there was a break between main installments and the series improved quite a bit. 2K may be taking this time to rethink how they do their WWE games. On the other hand, COVID-19 is straining every industry and 2K may be focusing their efforts on a more reliable franchise. Again all of this is a rumor, but there is a bit of weight to it. WWE 2K20 is out now for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
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