WWE 2k22 Release date 2021, Leaks, Rumours & New Features

Azam TanzeemSep 5 . 6 min read

Hits different. That’s the slogan of the upcoming WWE 2K release. Fans are expecting WWE 2K22 to be a major upgrade over the awful WWE 2K20 (eventually being rated as one of the worst of all WWE video games ever released), which led to the cancellation of WWE 2K21. So, it will hopefully be hitting differently.

The new WWE game is expected to launch in March 2022 as it advertised during the pay-per-view event, Summerslam 2021, which goes against the series' October launch trend. 

We also know that when it launches, it will have newer controls, better graphics, and a re-engineered engine. The game also uses new face-scanning technology, 2K claims that 85% of the game roster is involved in scanning their game screens. 

WWE 2K22 will include more than 3,400 new animations according to rumours, but more detailed information about the game will be fully revealed in January 2022. 

 The new 2K game has been confirmed to be fully showcased in January 2022 before the WWE 2k22 Release date 2021. Exactly what will be covered in the reveal has yet to be determined, but there is likely an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the finer details and improvements the game has made over the long development period.

 The 2K announcement highlights "new controls" and "inspiring amazing graphics" and "updated and surreal character models and more than 3,400 new animations." This makes us optimistic about the game and expects this to be one of the best WWE Xbox games and PS games ever.

It is also expected to release on all the major consoles such as the PS4, PS5, Xbox X. 

Who is going to be the cover superstar?

Mainly 3 candidates are expected to be on the WWE 2K cover, they are Roman Reigns, Drew McIntyre, and Becky Lynch. Time will only let us know for sure who it's going to be, but the odds are on these 3 superstars owing to their success and popularity within the WWE universe. 

WWE 2K22 release date PS4 

…and the WWE 2k22 release date Xbox one. The game is expected to release around the same time as the next-gen consoles. This is around march’22, but we’ll get to know more in the coming months, so keep your eyes open for the upcoming news about the game. 

WWE 2K22 new features are one of the most asked about and here is what we know about the game. According to Brian Mazique of Forbes, WWE 2K22 is said to look great. Mazique also stated that the game control is way cleaner and "WWE 2K22" feels like a wrestling game for wrestling fans.

2K Games shared a behind-the-scenes video showing a few animations based on the superstars’ entrance in the new 2K instalment. There will be more than 4,800 new or updated animations in the game, this was officially confirmed by developers, 2K. This has gotten all of us excited as this is no small feat and WWE 2k22 Release date 2021 couldn't be further away!

WWE 2K22 will release more than 4,800 new animations this year, more than 1,000 more than usual. One of the game's developers, Patrick Gilmore (Patrick Gilmore) said that as the game develops, the team will continue to add more content. Gilmore revealed that it is twice the original size, which means the team can seamlessly capture the elaborate actions, entrances and cutscenes that take place in and out of the ring animation.

WWE 2K22 will use a brand-new facial scanning platform equipped with 80 high-resolution cameras, allowing Visual Concepts to create high-precision 3D sculptures of superstars. A clip released by the official 2K Twitter page shows WWE stars Booker T and Ric Flair entering this device, and pulls out various faces as the camera scans them. we just hope they don't push back the WWE 2k22 Release date 2021 because of the pandemic or any other reason.

The WWE 2K22 Roster

The roster, for now, cannot be confirmed as WWE is in the process of cleaning up and are releasing people from the company, due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, which may affect the final roster of the game. We just hope that the WWE 2k22 Release date 2021 isn't affected. But we are expecting a few surprises and aren’t ruling out anything for now.

Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, and Lana were all fired this year. Bray Wyatt and Ric Flair were also released recently.

There have also been multiple questions asked about Daniel Bryan’s presence in the game. There have been a couple of reports stating that WWE asked Brian not to appear on the WWE 2K22 roster. There are rumours that Bryan is considering signing with AEW. Since these are just rumours at present, and neither WWE nor 2K have confirmed them, they should be treated with caution.

We may see some rookies, including Dominik Mysterio and Angel Garza, as well as popular NXT fighters. We also look forward to the appearance of common legends such as The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin, as well as outstanding superstars such as Asuka and AJ Styles. With the WWE 2k22 Release date 2021 coming, it might just be the turning point for a number of rookie wrestlers in real life as well.

The superstars confirmed to be in the new game

Bayley, Bobby Lashley, Cesaro, Charlotte Flair, Drew McIntyre, Dolph Ziggler, Edge, Finn Bálor, Goldberg, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Rey Mysterio, Rhea Ripley, Ricochet, Roman Reigns, Sheamus, Shinsuke Nakamura, and The Miz are all expected to be in the new installment. so mark the WWE 2k22 Release date 2021 on your calendar as it is going to be a cracker of a game!

By the way, why was 2K21 cancelled?

In April 2020, developers, 2K issued a statement explaining the reasons for the sudden cancellation of "WWE 2K21" and how it plans to make "WWE 2K22" a much better game than its predecessors. 

They weren’t going to release 2K21 due to the negative reviews and response to the game. WWE 2K20 is terrible because it lacks polish and glitches that almost make the game unplayable. Weird collision boxes, terrible visual errors, and inaccurate comments lurk in the latest entry, so 2K22 has nowhere to go, only up. hence, making the WWE 2k22 Release date 2021 all the more worth waiting for!

The controversial decision to sever ties with developer Yuke is considered one of the main reasons for the failure of WWE 2K20. This means that the internal Visual Concepts studio had to a major complete part of the development title by itself. Yuke has been running the series since it was launched on PS1 as WWF Smackdown in 2000. WWE 2k22 Release date 2021 is much awaited by all the WWE Fans and we are as well!

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