WWE 2k22 is expected to be released in March 2022, and ten new features have been announced by the gaming company.
It will be the next installment of the 2k WWE games series following the release 2k20. WWE 2k21 didn’t get released due to the Covid-19 pandemic, so there is plenty of excitement for the new game.
The 2k20 game disappointed a lot of fans, as the gameplay and graphics weren’t up to standard as expected from such an elite game. Many were vocal about their displeasure across social media, which appears to have been noticed by 2k who have redesigned the game ahead of the 2022 release.
One feature that is returning, that fans have been calling for years, is the MyGM mode. It will be the first time the game has featured the mode since SmackDown vs. RAW in 2008.
Here is a list of the new features, with more set to be announced in January 2022:
Redesigned Gameplay Engine: The most important change in WWE 2K22 is in the engine itself. Visual Concepts redesigned the gameplay and animation engine from the ground up to make every dive, kick out, and finisher feels as real as if players were sitting ringside at WrestleMania. As soon as players pick up the controller, they’ll feel the difference.
New Controls: The updated and incredibly intuitive control scheme hits different this year. Configured to ensure that players have more control over every move, in every situation, WWE 2K22 is easy to pick up and play, while still allowing for high-skill expression.
Stunning Graphics: Simply put, WWE 2K22 boasts the best-ever graphics of the WWE 2K franchise. Scanning and animations are executed using the same industry-leading process as Visual Concepts’ NBA 2K franchise and the team overhauled lighting and relit the game from the ground up.
Immersive Presentation: The most dynamic entry in the series to date will take players out of the crowd and into the ring, creating an authentic WWE feeling throughout the game;
New WWE 2K Showcase: Players can take a walk down memory lane and relive a legendary WWE Superstar’s most iconic matches and moments.
MyGM: Players will draft superstars, book matches, manage contracts, and prove they have what it takes to run the most successful brand in sports entertainment.
MyFACTION: In a franchise-first, the all-new MyFACTION puts players in control of building a legendary faction that rivals the iconic nWo. Players will collect, manage, and upgrade Superstars, with weekly events and regular updates.
MyRISE: An opportunity for players to experience the journey of a WWE Superstar from the humble beginnings of a Rookie, followed by the fanfare as a Superstar, and then immortalized as a Legend. New storylines will be available for both male and female MyPLAYERs.
Universe Mode: Universe Mode returns, offering players more control than ever before over brands, PPVs, match results, rivalries, and much more.
Creation Suite: The Creation Suite is back and better than ever. Players can be themselves or someone/something entirely different, with all sorts of wild options and fantasy elements, then step into the ring at any time and anywhere in the world.
WWE 2k22 hitting differently in 2022
I played 2k20 when it was first released and was very disappointed with a number of features. It felt like the game just wasn’t to be released like it was still being developed with many bugs. It appears 2k is looking to make amends for the terrible release a couple of years ago. They’ve had plenty of time to work on the new game and appears they’re ready for it to be a big hit in March 2022.
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