WWE reportedly speaking to EA as “make or break” WWE 2K22 hits cabinets this week

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WWE 2K22’s Standard and Deluxe Editions hits cabinets this week, as 2K Sports and Visual Concepts are set to go stay with the current-gen game that has been years within the making. But amidst all of the hype surrounding WWE 2K22, it’d really be the final title to be launched beneath the 2K banner, ought to a brand new report on the franchise’s future be true.

Per Fightful Select (h/t Wrestling Inc.) WWE has reportedly been in talks with Electronic Arts relating to bringing the simulation franchise over to 2K’s chief rival. This shouldn’t be the primary time the 2 sides have talked a couple of online game deal, as each WWE and EA have had comparable discussions in recent times. However, these discussions have taken place after the lackluster launch of WWE 2K20, a title that basically brought about 2K and Visual Concepts to take a yr off from the franchise.

According to the report, WWE feels that the discharge of WWE 2K22 is a “make or break” second for the franchise. WWE regards the gaming sector as a serious promoting level and has reportedly develop into annoyed with the truth that its gaming franchise has acquired a decrease price range and fewer consideration versus 2K Sports’ marquee sports activities game franchise: NBA 2K.

WWE, nonetheless, may select to re-up with 2K ought to the upcoming WWE 2K22 game be nicely acquired. If not, it may move pretty quickly. Although choices are believed to be concerned within the present WWE/2K settlement, the 2 sides agreed to the six-year deal that’s presently in place in 2016. That would imply that the present settlement expires this yr, which may present an attention-grabbing sports activities game subplot that hangs afloat EA and 2K for the rest of the yr.