2K and WWE have announced a multi-year deal that will give 2K exclusive rights to publish the WWE franchise. THQ, the publisher of WWE games for the last 15 years, went into bankruptcy last year and had to sell off assets. This new agreement means that there will be a WWE 14 that will still be developed by the Yukes team.
“The WWE series is a great addition to our stable of triple-A titles, and we’re very happy with this exclusive agreement with our new partners,” David Ismailer, Chief Operating Officer for 2K said. “We look forward to capturing the excitement of WWE and marrying it with the same commitment to authenticity and entertainment that we give to our NBA 2K and MLB 2K franchises.”
Well, let's hope WWE 14 will capture 99.9% of NBA 2K and .1% of MLB 2K in terms of commitment to authenticity and entertainment. WWE 14 will be released this fall.