Longtime WWE developer Yuke’s elements methods with 2K Games

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WWE 2K games are not being developed by Japanese studio Yuke’s.

Yuke’s, which has been making professional wrestling games for practically 20 years, continued because the lead developer of the WWE collection of games when 2K Games picked up the rights in 2013.

The franchise identify modified to WWE 2K, and the games have been primarily developed by Yuke’s, with further manufacturing by Visual Concepts. This is altering, nevertheless, as a result of the 2 corporations have introduced they’re parting methods.

This 12 months’s WWE 2K20 is generally developed by 2K’s Visual Concepts, an in-house staff who supported WWE games up to now. Although improvement is now dealt with fully by Visual Concepts, the games will nonetheless use Yuke’s engine, which the Japanese staff will present assist for.

“As we’ve continued to invest in the WWE 2K franchise, we’ve seen the Visual Concepts team display incredible passion, talent and commitment to the future of the series,” 2K Games informed VGC in a press release.

“We thank Yuke’s for their years of partnership and are excited to see what the Visual Concepts team brings to the franchise moving forward.”

For its half, Yuke’s confirmed the information, including that it’s working by itself, new wrestling IP.

This is a significant change for the collection, whose followers typically lament its many mediocre entries. What most agree on, nevertheless, is that the yearly improvement cycle for WWE games is probably not sufficient to create a high quality product.

2K Games itself dedicated to investing in the franchise to permit it to succeed in the identical stage of high quality and success the NBA games take pleasure in. This could be the start of that enterprise.