2K and Visual Concepts have released the next mainline WWE video game, WWE 2K22. The new game is scheduled to release in March 2022, with a full reveal in January 2022. The company notes that this should help the game capitalize on the momentum of the ‘Road to WrestleMania.’
The video gave gamers a glance at some notable WWE superstars such as Roman Reigns, Goldberg, Bayley, Bobby Lashley, Drew McIntyre, The Miz, Sheamus, Shinsuke Nakamura, Rhea Ripley, Finn Balor, Ricochet, and Kane. It also showcases a little gameplay featuring Rey Mysterio. Speaking of whom, WWE 2K22 box art will also feature the superstar.
2K notes that WWE 2K22 will feature a redesigned engine, along with new controls, and graphics, It also claims that 85% of the in-game roster has taken part in facial scanning in order to ensure high-quality in-game models. It further adds that 3,400 new animations have been captured.
WWE 2K22 will be of particular importance to 2K. The last mainline release, WWE 2K20 was extremely poorly received upon launch. The game was pretty much broken with numerous bugs and glitches. Even the graphics were met with derision. As such, 2K decided to pause its plan of yearly releases. Hopefully, 2K and Visual Concepts have used this time to fine-tune the game and create a WWE experience that fans want. With the full reveal scheduled still a few months away, there is still time for the developers to make changes and polish things up.