Take-Two President States Company Is Disappointed At Poor WWE 2K20 Launch

Take-Two President States Company Is Disappointed At Poor WWE 2K20 Launch
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WWE 2K20 was released on October 22, 2019, and was poorly received. Gamers began flooding social media with various glitches and issues with gameplay. Those who bought the digital version of the game on PlayStation 4 were mostly successful in receiving a full refund.

Another significant issue is that the expensive Collectors Edition didn’t come with a signature of the framed photo of either Kurt Angle, Rey Mysterio, or Edge. To make up for the publisher’s blunder, Adam “Edge” Copeland offered on Twitter to send out a signed autograph to those who bought the pricey upgrade.

Publisher 2K Sports made a few public statements about the issues gamers reported. Developer Visual Concepts recently released the first of many patches that would fix various issues. Although the patches are appreciated, there’s a long way to go before the game is “fixed.”

WWE 2K20 is the first title developed by Visual Concepts. The developer was originally part of Yuke’s, which previously designed the games, but split off in August 2019.

Visual Concept’s parent company, Take-Two Interactive, has also responded to the poor reception. On a second-earnings call, Karl Slatoff, president of the company, stated they were “disappointed” from the poor reception from critics ad players. He also confirmed that Visual Concepts is working on future updates to patch any issues.

Slatoff also stated that this isn’t the end of the WWE game series. Though the launch was poor, there were many lessons learned for the future.

“The WWE brand continues to expand worldwide. And we believe there remains a substantial long-term opportunity to grow our WWE 2K series by improving the quality of the game,” stated Slatoff.

WWE continues to grow in popularity around the world. The wrestling promo recently held a major live event in Saudi Arabia earlier this month. Fans also expect the game series to provide a great experience, so hopefully, there will be significant improvements.

For those who missed it, the 1.02 patch was released on November 1 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One players.

This is the first major match for WWE 2K20 and was released within two weeks of the game’s launch. The patches include gameplay and controls, hair physics, and reducing crashes and freezing. There were also significant updates to the game’s online stability, matchmaking, desyncs, and lag.