The lights are on
After the THQ implosion last month, one of the lingering questions revolved around the fate of WWE video games. According to Bloomberg, the smoke has finally cleared.
Take-Two (owner of 2K and Rockstar) has purchased the rights to all future games featuring the WWE brand. The report also states that Take-Two will be hiring developers that worked on previous games in the franchise. WWE is waiving their $45 million claim against THQ, and will now be receiving annual royalty advances of approximately $7.5 million through 2017.
I was a big fan of what THQ did with WWE '13, but I wondered where the series would go from there. If they can hand it off to 2K and give WWE the production value they're known for with the NBA 2K series, it could really be something special.
No announcement regarding future games in the series has been made as of yet.
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Sounds like a good deal for them.
hope they do the commentary and more realistic feel to the controls,i never cared for THQs WWF smack down or WWE numbered arcadey series
I played WWE13 and yeah it was an ok game, but it was full of so many bugs, universe mode was garbage, so personally I am glad that take-two owns the rights now.
Now we just need to figure out what happens to Darksiders...
There is a God thankyou 2k
i never thought about 2k doing wwe like they did the nba games, that could be total bad ass
Glad to hear it, I haven't bought a WWE game in years but having the company that brought us the excellent NBA 2K series behind it can only lead to good things imo.
Looks like a good deal for those involve.
Good grab for Take Two. We will see what they can do on next gen.
This is a good thing.
I'm happy with this. I see good things happening to the franchise.