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WWE 2K21 is officially cancelled

Published: 16:46, 24 April 2020
2K Games
WWE 2K20 screenshot showing a male wrestler in black gear
WWE 2K20

2K didn't have a particularly successful run with WWE 2K20 and with Covid-19 weighing in on the risk factors, the wrestling company announced there will be no WWE 2K21.

WWE series from 2K have had their ups and downs, with the latest instalment certainly qualifying for the unsuccessful section. The game was critically panned, users disliked it and sales were not anywhere near good enough.

The problems posed by the 2K20 edition already had some fans worried about the series' future, although they were somewhat unfounded until Covid-19 created additional problems globally. 

With the two massive issues on their hands, 2K did not officially reveal whether there would be a WWE 2K21 but the confirmation came from WWE's financial earnings call.

When an investor asked Frank A. Riddick about the future financial impact of WWE's annual game, the latter simply responded that "there's not going to be a launch of the game this year".

The fans were already worried that something like this would happen after Justin Leeper released a video where he stated that no new game would be arriving in 2020.

Considering the horrendous state that WWE 2K20 released in, it might be for the best that the game will skip one year as it will give all parties involved more time to make a proper title in the following year.

As a reminder, Ubisoft took a similar approach to Assassin's Creed series after Syndicate was released in 2015. The subsequent instalments, Origins and Odyssey each enjoyed major success and are often seen as a revitalising point for the series.

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