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Stephanie McMahon reveals new WWE games deal, teases WWE RPG

It hits different financially too!

Earlier today, Stephanie McMahon addressed WWE’s focus on video games, as well as the successful launch of 2K22.

On the topic, McMahon states the company’s satisfaction of the 2K series relaunch. She adds that following the glitchy 2K20, Take-Two Interactive successfully managed to win back fans’ trust with a game that exceeded expectations. With record-setting financial results and impressive critic reviews, WWE is happy to continue their partnership with Take-Two.

McMahon continued by discussing the successful performance of WWE mobile games, as well. In addition, she states that WWE recently signed a deal to develop a role-playing game that they will announce soon. Based on McMahon’s wording, it’s likely this WWE RPG will also launch on mobile devices, similarly to Supercard and Champions.

McMahon finished her talking points by emphasizing WWE’s focus on video games. Because a majority of WWE’s audience plays video games and the audience for gaming tends to be younger, the wrestling giant views gaming as a top priority to continue reaching a young audience.

Gaming is a priority for WWE to reach our next-gen audience. With over 80% of WWE’s audience self-identifying as gamers, and nearly 60% of the gaming audience in general being 34 years or younger.

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WWE 2K22 was the kick-out the franchise needed

WWE 2K22 released this past March, and wowed fans and critics alike as a complete gameplay overhaul for the series. Following the glitch-filled mess of WWE 2K20, players became rightfully skeptical whether 2K could ever get the job done. After taking a year off to build and refine the gameplay engine and graphics, 2K22 helped the franchise stay in the match.

You can play WWE 2K22 now for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC. The game’s first major DLC, the Banzai Pack, officially dropped in April. Along with legends like Yokozuna, Rikishi and Umaga, the pack also adds modern Superstars Omos and Kacy Catanzaro.

Following 2K22, do you think WWE is on the right path with their console games? And what do you think a pro-wrestling mobile RPG could look like? As always, share your thoughts with us in the comments!

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Sam Fronsman

A writer with a love for video games, both new and old. A collector of games, CDs and DVDs. Can sometimes be found behind a camera or playing guitar. The X-Men games for SEGA Genesis will always hold great memories.
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