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?