Take-Two Officially Announces WWE 2K23

Take-Two’s latest financial report includes official confirmation that pro wrestling game WWE 2K23 is in development.

For years, Take-Two Interactive label 2K Sports has published WWE video games, and for the most part, the companies have had a positive relationship. That changed with the launch of WWE 2K20, a game that was panned by critics and shunned by fans for its lackluster content, glitches, and generally being broken. After the disastrous launch of WWE 2K20WWE reportedly had talks with EA to make future WWE games instead, with 2K Sports having one last shot to get the series back on track.

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2K Sports canned WWE 2K21 and gave developer Visual Concepts more time to work on WWE 2K22. As a result, WWE 2K22 was miles ahead of WWE 2K20earning significantly more positive reviews and embraced by the community as one of the best wrestling video games in years. WWE 2K20 saw the return of many fan favorite features and made sweeping improvements to the core gameplay, with many praising it as a massive step forward for the franchise.

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Shortly after WWE 2K22‘s critical and sales success, WWE and 2K Sports announced that their partnership would continue for the foreseeable future. And now we know when to expect the next game in the WWE 2K series. Take-Two’s latest financial report has been given WWE 2K23 an official announcement, confirming that the game is expected to launch at some point during the 2023 fiscal year.


Interestingly, Take-Two’s financial report didn’t list any platforms for WWE 2K23. This could be a sign that the publisher is still deciding on exactly what direction to take the game in. While the PS4 and Xbox One have massive install bases, making WWE 2K23 with the PS5 and Xbox Series X in mind could result in a more impressive product. Unfortunately, console supply issues continue to plague the industry, so it may be in WWE 2K23‘s best interest to make it a cross-gen game, even if doing so will hold it back in some areas.

As for when fans will get to play WWE 2K23 for themselves, that remains to be seen. 2K Sports was already promoting WWE 2K22 at this time last year, releasing the first teaser for the game at WrestleMania 37 and showing more gameplay footage at SummerSlam 2021. Considering this, it’s possible WWE 2K23 will launch later than expected. While many would think it would release in March 2023, maybe it will instead release in the fall, putting the series back on track with its usual release schedule. There are still many questions that need to be answered about WWE 2K23but at least fans know for sure that it’s in the works.


WWE 2K23 is in development.

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Source: Take-Two

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