Today, 2K and Visual Concepts have revealed the WWE 2K22 Hit List, an early look at the top-10 features that will make WWE 2K22 hit different from previous WWE games. These include foundational improvements, fan-favourite inclusions, and all-new game modes.
TheÂ WWE 2KÂ Hit List promises sensational new additions, including:
Redesigned Gameplay Engine:Â The most important change inÂ WWE 2K22Â is in the engine itself. Visual Concepts redesigned the gameplay and animation engine from the ground up to make every dive, kickout, and finisher feel as real as if players were sitting ringside at WrestleMania. As soon as players pick up the controller, theyâ€™ll feel the difference;
New Controls:Â The updated and incredibly intuitive control scheme hits different this year. Configured to ensure that players have more control over every move, in every situation,Â WWE 2K22Â is easy to pick up and play, while still allowing for high-skill expression;
Stunning Graphics:Â Simply put,Â WWE 2K22Â boasts the best-ever graphics of theÂ WWE 2KÂ Scanning and animations are executed using the same industry-leading process as Visual Conceptsâ€™Â NBA 2KÂ franchise and the team overhauled lighting and relit the game from the ground up;
Immersive Presentation:Â The most dynamic entry in the series to date will take players out of the crowd and into the ring, creating an authentic WWE feeling throughout the game;
NewÂ WWE 2KÂ Showcase:Â Players can take a walk down memory lane and relive a legendary WWE Superstarâ€™s most iconic matches and moments;
MyGM:Â Players will draft superstars, book matches, manage contracts, and prove they have what it takes to run the most successful brand in sports entertainment;
MyFACTION:Â In a franchise-first, the all-new MyFACTION puts players in control of building a legendary faction that rivals the iconic nWo. Players will collect, manage, and upgrade Superstars, with weekly events and regular updates;
MyRISE:Â An opportunity for players to experience the journey of a WWE Superstar from the humble beginnings of a Rookie, followed by the fanfare as a Superstar, and then immortalized as a Legend. New storylines will be available for both male and female MyPLAYERs;
Universe Mode:Â Universe Mode returns, offering players more control than ever before over brands, PPVs, match results, rivalries, and much more;
Creation Suite:Â The Creation Suite is back and better than ever. Players can be themselves or someone/something entirely different, with all sorts of wild options and fantasy elements, then step into the ring at anytime and anywhere in the world.
WWE 2K22 was originally announced during Wrestlemania 37Â earlier this year. This marks the second year in a row that a game in theÂ WWE 2KÂ franchise (previously known asÂ WWF/WWE SmackDown!Â when it was under THQ) will not receive an annual entry since it originally began with 2000â€™sÂ WWF SmackDown!.
2019â€™sÂ WWE 2K20Â was universally derided by gamers and reviewers alike, as the game is broken and littered with glitches and bugs to the point of near-unplayability. This was possibly due to the last-minute split between publisher 2K and long-time WWE 2K developer Yukeâ€™s.
WWE 2K22 is slated to release for unspecified platforms in March 2022. More news and additional details will be revealed in January 2022.