After a yr away, 2K introduced it’s stepping again within the wrestling online game area with the reveal of WWE 2K22. The writer debuted a short teaser video throughout Evening 1 of Wrestlemania 37 that doesn’t supply a lot by way of in-game footage however serves to get followers excited that the sequence is making a comeback.
Rey Mysterio headlines the trailer in a cinematic match-up towards Cesaro. The live-action video incorporates gameplay footage of the identical bout, offering glimpses of the superstars’ in-game character fashions. Sadly, exterior of the sport’s tagline of “It Hits Totally different”, the trailer doesn’t reveal platforms, a canopy star, or a launch date.
This marks the return of WWE 2K after it took a yr off in 2020. In addition to the pandemic complicating sport improvement, the opposite large cause for the hiatus was that the earlier sport, WWE 2K20, was an unmitigated catastrophe. It launched with a myriad of technical points that made it nigh unplayable at occasions, and the sport’s extra outrageous bugs launched a thousand memes that made it the laughing inventory of the gaming world. Whereas Visible Ideas went again to the drafting board, Saber Interactive launched the arcade-style WWE Battlegrounds final September rather than a 2K sport.
As somebody who reviewed WWE 2K20 (and hated it), 2K22 has a steep mountain to climb if it desires to proper the ship. Glitches are one factor, however the sequence has lengthy suffered from legacy points just like the sluggish and overly convoluted gameplay and scaled again options. 2K22 must do much more than not catch fireplace whereas taking part in it; the sequence wants a elementary redesign from the ground-up.
The principle downside has been that, as an annual sequence, you may solely change a lot with such a decent deadline and, in principle, who cares? WWE 2K is the one main wrestling sim on the town (at the least for now), and followers purchase these video games in droves it doesn’t matter what due to that. That doesn’t create a lot incentive to shake issues up, however, to their credit score, 2K and Visible Ideas mentioned it is taken 2K20’s reception to coronary heart and guarantees a considerable overhaul for 2K22. With an additional yr of improvement, to not point out the added horsepower of the brand new consoles, they’re in a greater place to take action than ever earlier than. We’ll simply must cross our fingers and hope for one of the best.
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