WWE 2K14 Confirmed for Fall Release
Take-Two Interactive and the WWE have reached a new agreement that will see the long-running wrestling video game brand continue.
For at least the next five years, Take-Two will be publishing WWE video games according to ESPN. The license, snapped up by Take-Two following THQ’s financial fall, will still be developed by Yuke’s, and will not miss an annual beat when the next installment arrives later this year. The franchise will however undergo a bit of a transformation, as Take-Two will make WWE part of the 2K Sports brand. That means you’ll now be looking for WWE 2K14 on shelves this fall.
“With Yukes, we have a lot of history, and we’ve been very happy with what Yukes has done in the past,” said Casey Collins, WWE’s executive vice president of consumer products, in an interview with ESPN. “What we’re going to do moving forward is meld Yukes with the team at Visual Concepts, so we can have the best of both worlds. Having Yukes’ experience and then getting the Visual Concepts guys on board with them, we think this is going to be a dynamic duo.”
“Everything that we’ve done with NBA is what we’re trying to contribute to WWE,” added 2K Sports’ vice president of marketing, Jason Argent. “So the growth that you’ve see in the NBA franchise from the authenticity in the game to the excitement of the marketing that surrounds it is all something we expect to add to the franchise. We’re going to create one hell of a video game franchise.”
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