WWE 2K Battlegrounds launched on the Nintendo Switch in 2020, so it’s no shock that the upcoming launch of WWE 2K22 might additionally come to Nintendo’s console. But, sadly, WWE 2K22 has been delayed to March of 2022. And, because of sources that spoke to Sports Gamers Online, we could now know why.
According to their sources, “2K Sports and WWE have been going back and forth on pushing back WWE 2K22 since almost immediately after the game was announced. Most of those within WWE wanted the game to release in it’s normal Survivor Series window. Those from 2K Sports and Visual Concepts, on the other hand, pushed hard for a delay of the launch”.
2K Sports and the WWE have been in fixed disagreement about numerous elements of the sport. There’s an issue with the roster being outdated as a result of 2K “working on scanning wrestlers and building new character models pretty much from the ground up” for wrestlers that have been going, or have since been, launched from the WWE. The poor efficiency of WWE 2K20 has additionally resulted in 2K Sports having a tougher time working with the WWE. Although the latter noticed a revenue, in addition they noticed losses as a result of the sport’s poor launch and reception.
Although 2K Sports publishes WWE 2K video games, Visual Concepts are the developer workforce that makes them now, ever since THQ closed down. Sadly, they’ve become pinched, underfunded and understaffed. The added stress of engaged on this sport hasn’t helped in any respect. And in line with Sports Gamers Online’s sources, working there “just hasn’t been a fun place to be. Second guessing happens constantly because of a desperation to get things right”.
So, is there any hope for the “seriously strained” relationship between the two events to enhance in the close to future? Sports Gamers Online’s sources stated that “it wouldn’t take as much as people would assume. That’s how bad it’s been. But one great game and fan response could turn things right around”.