WWE 2K22 was more or less the comeback title that wrestling fans were asking for. And with that success, WWE is doubling down on gaming, informally announcing a new role-playing game.
As noted by Fightful, Chief Brand Officer of WWE Stephanie McMahon spoke about this mysterious RPG during a financial earnings call. In it, she talked about how taking a year off to rebound from 2K20 greatly helped the series and made it a “commercial and critical success.” As she stated, it has the highest average scores of the franchise and, according to the NPD, was the seventh best-selling title in March. McMahon then talked about how the team is expanding its scope in the gaming space.
“We continue to strengthen in the performance of our mobile games, with 2K and Scopely, SuperCard, and Champions, and recently signed a new deal in the role-playing game place that will be announced soon,” she said.
She didn’t speak about any of the possible studios that could be developing the game, its scope, or what platforms it would be on. All of that is still under wraps, but it sounds like the wait to get those answers won’t be long.
This also comes about two months after WrestleQuest was announced, which is retro RPG about wrestling. It doesn’t have the WWE license, but does contain a few famous wrestlers like “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Booker T, Andre The Giant, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Diamond Dallas Page, and Jeff Jarrett.