The WWE 2K series of video games has largely had mixed response from fans over the years. While they have provided great games such as 2K19, they also released WWE 2k20, which was universally panned. It seems the relationship between WWE and 2k is not what it used to be.

WWE 2K22 was announced during WrestleMania 37 and finally, during WWE SummerSlam, it was announced that the game will release next year in March, as opposed to this year.

According to a report from Sports Gamers Online, it was said that the relationship between WWE and 2K Games is currently “seriously strained,” due to the delay in the game’s release.

“Most of those within WWE wanted the game to release in its normal Survivor Series window. Those from 2K Sports and Visual Concepts, on the other hand, pushed hard for a delay of the launch,”


2K games allegedly blamed WWE’s mass exodus of talents this year for the delay, else the game would have “the most outdated roster a game has seen.” It was also said that WWE was very upset over the negative reception given to WWE 2K20 and even threatened to find a new publisher.

“It was like threats to cancel cable. Threats would come out of them claiming to have interest from one company here or there. I don’t know how credible that was though, or just idle threats.”

We will have you wait and see how WWE 2k22 will turn out to be next year as the future of the franchise solely rests on the success of the game.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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