Visual Concepts Will Develop WWE 2K21 Despite Take-Two Being Disappointed With 2K20

Visual Concepts Will Develop WWE 2K21 Despite Take-Two Being Disappointed With 2K20
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Even though WWE 2K20 was last year’s biggest disaster in gaming, developer Visual Concepts will be returning for 2K21, which will presumably launch this fall.

When WWE 2K20 launched last fall, it was unplayable for some, and for those who could play the game experienced a multitude of errors and glitches, some of which remain in the game to this day. Simply put, the most recent WWE game ended up being the biggest disaster of the current generation, but that doesn’t mean that Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of 2K, isn’t going to give developer Visual Concepts a chance to redeem themselves.

During a recent conference call, Take-Two expressed their disappointment with WWE 2K20 but confirmed that Visual Concepts will develop next year’s game. They also confirmed that they’ll work closely with the developers to ensure that 2K21 doesn’t end up being the disaster that 2K20 was.

“While we’re disappointed that WWE 2K20 did not meet our expectations, both in terms of sales and quality,” said Take-Two’s CEO. “2K is actively working with Visual Concepts to ensure that these issues are addressed in the future, and they’ll have more to share on their plans soon. The WWE brand continues to expand worldwide, and there remains a substantial long-term opportunity to grow our WWE 2K series by improving the quality of the game.”

In recent years, the WWE 2K series has been the only major pro wrestling game on the market, but with Yukes branching off to make a new wrestling game, the 2K series will finally have some competition, so they can’t afford yet another disastrous launch. Moreover, Yukes’ new pro wrestling IP will likely have something to do with All Elite Wrestling, who, as of right now, is WWE’s chief competitor.

Even if the glitches and technical issues weren’t so prominent in WWE 2K20, the game is essentially a copy and paste from last year’s title, which unfortunately tends to be the norm for all of 2K’s annual sports titles. So, in addition to fixing all of the issues that plagued 2K20, they’ll also have to add some new features to next year’s game, because fans are getting tired of playing the same old thing.

Before the release of 2K20, the return of General Manager Mode was teased on social media, but ultimately, the game launched without it, instead opting to continue with Universe Mode, which is far less popular. So, there’s a good chance that next year’s game could include the GM Mode, which hasn’t been in a WWE game in over a decade.