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WWE 2K14 Arrives This Fall, Five Year Deal Announced


 WWE 2K14 Arrives This Fall, Five Year Deal Announced
topic by Da Ill One - 02-20-2013, 09:19 AM - Boxden > BX GameSpot




It appears that the WWE and 2K are five year business partners minimum, with Yukes being retained to develop the game which will release this fall. In a release sent to ESPN today, it appears 2K's work on NBA 2K is what impressed WWE officials the most. When 2K officials were approached, they saw a similar type of fit for WWE in their gaming lineup.

“We’ve looked at the WWE franchise with respect for a long time,” said Jason Argent, 2K Sports’ vice president of marketing. “There are a lot of similarities that we see, from the size of the franchise to the demographics of the franchise, and they fit in very well with what we’ve done with NBA in terms of development and marketing. We thought we could add tremendous value right off the bat and down the road. We’re super excited to get an agreement in place.”

2K will be using Yukes this year in conjunction with the team at Visual Concepts and gradually, over time, they'll be having Visual Concepts take over control of development of the game.

Added Argent: “Everything that we’ve done with NBA is what we’re trying to contribute to WWE. So the growth that you’ve see in the NBA franchise from the authenticity in the game to the excitement of the marketing that surrounds it is all something we expect to add to the franchise. We’re going to create one hell of a video game franchise.”

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29 comments for "WWE 2K14 Arrives This Fall, Five Year Deal Announced"


 02-20-2013, 09:27 AMaway - #2
Y.G. 22 heat pts22

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Please let the game be like No Mercy. Please.
 02-20-2013, 09:28 AMaway - #3
Acid Rap 76 heat pts76

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Please let the game just play clean online. Please.
 02-20-2013, 09:37 AMaway - #4
AOAStonerGang 4 heat pts

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idk son, visual concepts clearly has done their thing with nba 2k but I cant think of a wwe game not being developed by Yukes

imma have to wait and see how wwe 2k17 will play in order to come up with the final verdict realistically speaking
 02-20-2013, 09:41 AMaway - #5
SteelCurtain43 21 heat pts21

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Originally Posted by AOAStonerGang
idk son, visual concepts clearly has done their thing with nba 2k but I cant think of a wwe game not being developed by Yukes

imma have to wait and see how wwe 2k17 will play in order to come up with the final verdict realistically speaking
Yukes was retained to develop the game
 02-20-2013, 10:03 AMaway - #6
ThePainkiller 296 heat pts296

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Please let this game suck

I'll still buy it
 02-20-2013, 10:04 AMaway - #7
DarkSidesHero 304 heat pts304

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Originally Posted by AOAStonerGang
idk son, visual concepts clearly has done their thing with nba 2k but I cant think of a wwe game not being developed by Yukes

imma have to wait and see how wwe 2k17 will play in order to come up with the final verdict realistically speaking



with Yukes being retained to develop the game*
 02-20-2013, 10:06 AMonline - #8
Based_One 62 heat pts62

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Game gone be fire online will be ####
 02-20-2013, 10:07 AMonline - #9
justinjones 228 heat pts228

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so that means nothing has changed except for the owner?
 02-20-2013, 10:24 AMonline - #10
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2K will be using Yukes this year in conjunction with the team at Visual Concepts and gradually, over time, they'll be having Visual Concepts take over control of development of the game

Guess I'll wait until they take over control.
 02-20-2013, 10:29 AMaway - #11
AOAStonerGang 4 heat pts

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^^^ thank you at least somebody had the sense to read the rest of the ####ing paragraph

thats why i said 2k17....im guessing thats when vc will fully take control

u idiots
 02-20-2013, 10:33 AMaway - #12
Brolic757 7 heat pts

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Now all they have to do is get that madden license.
 02-20-2013, 10:37 AMaway - #13
AOAStonerGang 4 heat pts

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Originally Posted by Brolic757
Now all they have to do is get that madden license.
 02-20-2013, 10:49 AMaway - #14
EGO 49 heat pts49

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Just like I advised when the sale first happened, WWE will not let the franchise take a year off. It is going to take way longer than a year to get major changes. The thing is, though, Take two/2K can influence development better and much more effectively than THQ could. While Yukes won't be off for a while, we could still see some major changes sooner rather than later. This will also be good for post-release development because Take Two is much more serious about support than THQ ever was. One ####in update to WWE 13 since it launched and there are still major issues
 02-20-2013, 11:07 AMaway - #15
Acid Rap 76 heat pts76

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WWE 13's online is one of the worst major release game I've delt with this gen. I can't believe their servers can be that ####in horrible. I'll never make it to the max rank online when it takes an eternity to get in and out of matches.
 02-20-2013, 11:13 AMonline - #16
The N 202 heat pts202

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Yukes already has tons of work done remember they said that?, they had to keep that there and get the quick money, WWE 2K15 will be the one fully pushed by VC development.

One thing VC/2K will bring is realistic presentation and smooth as #### animations which are a good thing for wrestling games, Yukes games all seemed very robotic in animations, it doesn't hurt that we will be playing these new games on next gen consoles.
 02-20-2013, 12:12 PMaway - #17
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Originally Posted by Y.G.
Please let the game be like No Mercy. Please.
 02-20-2013, 02:45 PMaway - #18
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 02-20-2013, 07:12 PMaway - #19
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Originally Posted by Y.G.
Please let the game be like No Mercy. Please.
I'll be happy if it's at least like Day of Reckoning
 02-20-2013, 07:49 PMaway - #20
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#### THIS they should of just waited and took that NFL license
 
 


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