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 move.
wwe with 2k treatment..nice.
I am curious where this will take the series. With the recent ups and downs of the last few games maybe this will reinvigorate the series. Great games but it seemed to me as though the well was running dry. I cannot wait to see 2K's take on the series. New management and possible new ideas can possibly bring freshness to the games as I felt they have been stagnating lately.
This sounds good. 2K has their games available multi-platform, including Wii U, PC, and even PSP and Vita. Maybe we'll see the next WWE game on all available consoles, something we haven't seen since 2010.
"will be hiring developers that worked on previous games in the franchise"...
If that means Yuke's, then this franchise is no better off than before THQ had it.
WWE + 2K = HELL YEAH!