2K and WWE extend partnership with multi year agreement.
According to Gamespot, fans of the WWE 2K wrestling video game will be happy to know that the game is not going anywhere. 2K and WWE have extended their partnership in a multi year agreement.
The partnership grants 2k exclusive worldwide rights to make WWE games on all of the major gaming consoles. This means we will probably see WWWE 2k17 later this year and that nobody else can make WWE games. The financial specifics and length of the deal were not disclosed.
Over the last 3 years, 2K has released 3 games with the latest being WWE 2K16. The game was well received by critics and fans of the series. It contains the largest roster of WWE superstars including favorites like Stone Cold Steve Austin.
That game launched in October of last year and continues to get additional DLC content. While it is for older kids, fans of wresting will love it. (See more kid games on PS4 and kid games on Xbox One.) Since 2k took over, the game has been selling better and better each year. Hopefully, 2k will continue to make strides with the series.
The WWE line of videogames has been around for 18 years. When the series began it was published by THQ, but after the company closed Take Two acquired the franchise in 2013. The game is made by the Japanese company Yuke and it continues to be made by Yuke even under 2K.
In addition to the game, 2K will continue to invest in the spinoff card battling game, WWE SuperCard, which is developed by Cat Daddy Games. The app is available on iOS and Android devices. It has been downloaded over 9 million times.