Now I was going to be positive and optimistic, but seeing very little new updates on the WWE 2K website took that right off the table. Fact is the build up for this years installment of the WWE franchise has been beyond lackluster. It is incredible how little build or attention or hype has been invested into this years game and I don't even know why, because it's not like the WWE games don't sell. Normally they don't light the world on fire and they never have, but usually we have a roster, game-play, interviews, etc by now about the game this year we have nothing.
We don't know much about Yukes rumored wrestling game, but I don't think making a baseless excuse would explain why suddenly 2K is only giving out limited to no detail about one of their more popular gaming titles. Seeing new features, new talent, new game play is what gets us excited about the upcoming years game, but with none of that released how do they except us to be at all excited about the game. I've thought for years that 2K could do better and go more in depth with the WWE games yearly and was giving them the benefit of the doubt as they got their feet wet in a new genre. However, now it's been a few years and though graphically the game has drastically improved and they have made an update here and there they could still do more.
At this point I have WWE 2K19 and it's still in the plastic from when I got it last year. I don't play video games nearly as much as I once did, but that doesn't mean if a good game is out that I won't aside time to play it. In my opinion, 2K has been using the same base year to year only making minor adds a lot of which is welcomed changes. Why can't we have a career retrospective yearly including that years Hall of Fame class where we play through even the headliners career highlights. It would make the game feel different on a yearly basis and give some fans the opportunity to play through the career highlights of Kurt Angle, D-Generation X, Hart Foundation, Harlem Heat, and a variety of others. The WWE owns the footage and the fact that they don't do more with it astounds me. I'm disappointed by how little we know about this years game, not knowing who might be making their debut in this years game and just in general that it doesn't feel like a WWE game is being released in a few weeks. What if 2K broke down and rebuilt the WWE gaming universe over the course of two years and just skipped a year with a release starting fresh with a massive release in 2022?
MYCAREER – FEATURING BOTH MALE & FEMALE MYPLAYERS!
For the first time ever in WWE 2K, play as both a male and female MyPLAYER in MyCAREER as you journey through the twists, turns and storylines on the path to WWE excellence - featuring cutscenes and voiceovers from your favorite Superstars.
One thing that has been staple of pretty much every 2K game specifically from the NBA and WWE series first appearing in the NBA series. This is one of the reasons that I always thought that if 2K kept investing in the WWE series then they would be able to make mycareer mode in the WWE series even better and more in depth. Imagine having the ability to bring your picture into a WWE game and seeing yourself in the ring with John Cena or Triple H. For years 2K has allowed you to use the Sony Camera to take a picture of yourself and put yourself in the game. This would be an interesting wrinkle for a WWE game, because it would give fans the chance to be in the ring.
The one thing that I didn't realize was that from the start we could only play story mode with male created wrestlers. Honestly, I don't think we have ever had the opportunity to play as a female wrestler and go through a career. This will definitely be a nice change of pace for the my career mode concept further improving the next installment of WWE games.
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Every year they give us small additions to the game and even though normally we only have small changes sometimes they ate welcome changes. I haven't done it this way before where I let 2K tell speak for me, but I thought that was a better idea then trying to interpret what the game developers said about this aspect of the game. I might be a little fuzzy on the details, but I am pretty sure that Showcase mode had disappeared in a prior game and was brought back last year telling the Daniel Bryan story.
In my opinion, there are a number of worthwhile stories and feuds that 2K could use in this game mode, but they might have to do a little digging. Think about it though they could pick from WWE, WCW, ECW, AWA, Mid South, Jim Crockett, various other tape libraries that WWE owns and take advantage of being able to make their games unlike anyone else. I always have thought that WWE doesn't use the video libraries they own as much as they could other in the realm of the WWE Network. Overall though I don't think the company could've chosen better for this years Showcase feature.
WWE 2K20 SHOWCASE TELLS STORY OF WOMEN’S EVOLUTION
In 2014, four talented young upstarts in NXT helped start what would eventually become known as the Women’s Evolution in WWE. Fast forward to 2019, and women headlined WrestleMania for the first time in history.
WWE 2K20 tells the whole story in 2K Showcase: The Women’s Evolution. Cover Superstar Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, Bayley, and Sasha Banks – the Four Horsewomen – describe the journey to bring women’s wrestling to the forefront of WWE in their own words with exclusive live action footage.
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WWE 2K20 2K SHOWCASE: THE WOMEN’S EVOLUTION