During the WWE Q1 Fiscal Year 2022 earnings call, WWE’s Stephanie McMahon announced that a new WWE RPG is in the works (Thanks, Sean Ross Sapp). Developer, platforms and a release date for the WWE RPG were not confirmed at this time.
Stephanie McMahon stated that gaming is a big part of reaching the next generation of WWE audience. In addition, she says 80% of that audience classifies themselves as gamers. The company currently invests into gaming with YouTube channels such as Austin Creed’s UpUpDownDown and the 2K series.
WWE 2K22 released on March 8th and received plenty of critical acclaim as a true return to form for the series. Previously, the 2K series was put on hold due to the departure of Japanese game studio Yukes and the disasterous release of 2K20. 2K20 is remembered for a plethora of game breaking bugs and glitches.
Yukes is currently developing a brand new game for All Elite Wrestling, the premiere pro wrestling promotion outside of the WWE. The AEW game for consoles and PC is titled AEW Fight Forever. More details about AEW Fight Forever are available here featuring two new trailers.
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