2K Games Slamming ‘WWE 14′ onto Store Shelves in 2013

Feb 20, 2013 by  

WWE 14 Screenshots

There’s been a lot of acquisitions within the game industry lately, and that’s thanks largely in part to THQ going bankrupt. As a result, a number of its franchises were auctioned off to the highest bidder, but the WWE series’ new home wasn’t officially confirmed until earlier this month. Now 2K Games has announced plans to incorporate the WWE property into its 2K Sports lineup, and as a result has officially announced WWE 14.

Initial reports pegged WWE 14 to be re-branded as WWE 2K14, but the official press release has since clarified that the game will keep its original name for the time being. It was also confirmed that 2K and WWE have signed a five year deal for the video game franchise, so there’s still plenty of time for that re-brand to take place if 2K so desires. There will be further changes behind the scenes, too, but Yuke’s (the Japan-based developer responsible for a number of wrestling games) will remain hard at work on the upcoming installment – albeit with aid from the employees at Visual Concepts.

In an interview with ESPN, WWE’s executive vice president of consumer products, Casey Collins, stated the decision to go with 2K Games came between a private meeting between THQ, WWE, and the new publisher. One of the biggest reasons for choosing the Take-Two Interactive subsidiary, however, came from the desire to bring future iterations to the forthcoming next-gen consoles.

“We looked at a lot of different leaders in the industry and talked to all of the big guys, and for us, we had been with THQ for so many years, it was nice to finally go out and date a few other companies and see what kind of thought process they had about the video game industry going forward.”

“As we look at the next-gen systems coming out, whether that’s this holiday or next holiday, we want to make sure we align our property with who we thought would be a leader going forward on these next-gen systems.”

WWE 14 2K Games

There will be no delay in the game’s arrival either, as Yuke’s, Visual Concepts, and 2K Games plan to have WWE 14 ready and available to consumers later this October. Whether or not that means it’ll land on the PlayStation 4, a console confirmed to launch this Fall, is up for debate. With Collins already expressing interest in bringing the series to next-gen hardware, gamers may be able to see WWE 14 on the PS4 and Xbox 720 later this year. That said, fans probably still can’t see John Cena.

More details are sure to land regarding the next WWE video game in due time, so stay tuned to Game Rant for more information on the action-packed successor to WWE 13 as it becomes available.

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Source: ESPN

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  1. It is nice image to see that picture is it so only on that the picture is very very very nice its quit to see that picture.

  2. we want thsi game on pc, please!

  3. WWE 2K14 sounds nice they should go that direction

  4. the game in my opinion should be available for next gen consoles but i hope it still releases for ps3 and 360 along wih ps4 and 720 because i cant get the ps4 until after the game releases and i only have the ps3 so yeah next gen wwe is good idea but hopefully they release it for ps3 and 360 also and i think a good thing to do with the ps4 is make it backwords compatable with ps3 so we can play ps4 games on ps3 if we dont have the ps4 and if the game doesnt release on ps3 which i dont think they wont release it i think they will release on current consoles and next gen consoles

  5. hi i love wrestling games and i would like over 30 legends in the wwe 14 game my wishlist is the patriot doink the clown the ultimate warrior hulk hogan ric flair kurt angle chris benoit owen hart bret hart honky tonk man brutus the barber beefcake macho man randy savage the undertaker the corporate ministry story line with acolytes bradshaw and farooq mideon and viscera and jeff jarrett val venis the million dollar man ted dibiase tatanka bam bam bigelow physco sid yokozuna vader the british bulldog jeff and matt hardy old looks and new the hardy boys edge and christian new looks and old rikishi xpac billy gunn the roaddog and tripleh and shawn michaels when he was in dx attire and last would have to be ahmed johnson and mr perfect and lex luger and andre the giant and lod animal and hawk and stone cold steve austin the rock new and old look and music mick foley as dude love cactus jack and mankind and marvellous marc mero and sgt slaughter and superfly jimmy snuka and the imposter kane and imposter sin cara and imposter undertaker and bring back the inferno match and casket match and a career ending match at wrestlemania storyline like they had in the past and make shawn michaels and ric flair lose their matches in a storyline put real and fake storylines in it and i mean loads in the past and future of wwe please do this 2k!we need far more legends in the game!9os legends!

    • fady

      • no theres not its just wwe2k14

  6. I was wanting to know if was going to a game made for the Wii of Y2K14. I don’t have the money to go buy an Xbox360 or a PlayStation. So if you can,please let me know something.Thank You very much.Tabitha Dyson.

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