Next WWE title to have 'new philosophical foundation', devs looking at classic games for inspiration

June 03, 2020 1 min read

WWE video games have been super stagnant for a long, long time. This came to a head last year with the abominable mess that was WWE 2K20. In an effort to take a step back from the long chain of dull releases, 2K Games recently announced that there would be no WWE 2K title this year, giving the series' developer Visual Concepts a grand opportunity to re-design the digi-graps experience.

Patrick Gilmore, who is behind the masterful 2013 Killer Instinct reboot and has been brought in to oversee the new WWE game, took to Reddit at the weekend for an AMA. The session allowed the gaming community to ask Gilmore about some of the thoughts and ideas that he would be bringing to the next entry. Overall, the response was very positive indeed.

According to Gilmore,the intention is for the WWE series to have "an all-new philosophical foundation", with the producer invoking the names of deities such as WWF: No Mercy and WWF SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain as sources of inspiration. Gilmore was quick to note that the team would not simply be re-creating these beloved titles, but would instead be looking at the key elements that made them such all-time classics of the genre.

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