WWE closes deal for RPG games after 2K22 success

WWE 2K22 has been labeled a successful relaunch of the wrestling video game series, with Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon announcing a big deal for an RPG game on the back of release.

The world of wrestling was turned upside down by the global health situation of the past two years, when audiences around the world were prevented from attending WWE live events and the video game franchise was put on hiatus.

However, on March 8, WWE 2K22 was released with a bumper set of DLC wrestlers that trickled out over the following months.

However, they don’t stop there. While rival brand AEW sees some of its top stars reportedly frustrated with their video game developer, the McMahons quickly broke the news that they’re working on something never before seen in sports entertainment: a role-playing title.

WWE RPG Game Deal Confirmed by Stephanie McMahon

On a recent win call, Steph commented on how WWE 2K22 had performed.

According to PC Gamer, she said, “We were thrilled with the relaunch of our premium video game console franchise, WWE 2K.

“After taking a little over a year off to improve the game engine, we worked closely with our partners at Take-Two Interactive, listened to our customers and fans, and regained their trust by delivering a game that met their expectations. surpassed. †

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WWE 2K22 was an explosive reboot of the wrestling game series.

The WWE chief further cited the acclaimed success of the 2022 entry, stating that it was the best in history on Xbox and PlayStation platforms. On Metacritic, 2K22 took a score of 77 on PS5 and 78 on Xbox Series X. For WWE 2K20, the ratings for the previous-gen consoles were 43 and 45, respectively.

One thing fans of the series have been hoping for is that the developers and the sports entertainment giant won’t remain complacent with the improved ratings.

Instead, McMahon teased an expansion into the roleplaying video game market — which, according to market analysis, is expected to grow to a valuation of $22,471.3 million by 2023.

Steph Mcmahon in wwe 2k22

Stephanie McMahon is on the WWE 2K22 roster, with a rating of 77.

“We continue to see strength in the performance of our mobile games with 2K and Scopely, SuperCard and Champions, and recently signed a new deal in the roleplaying game space that will be announced shortly,” continued McMahon.

“We also continue to evaluate the metaverse, both existing walled garden environments and decentralized properties.”

There had previously been speculation that WWE might be joining Electronic Arts for a future game, though those reports aren’t holding up just yet.

As the new role-playing deal hasn’t been confirmed yet, fans and investors expect to hear more later in 2022.

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