The first WWE 2K22 Ringside Report is here! Learn from the Visual Concepts team about the game’s dynamic animations, stunning gameplay, and more!
WWE 2K22 is an upcoming professional wrestling video game developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports. It is the twenty-sixth game in the WWE game series and the ninth game under the WWE 2K banner. It will be released on March 11, 2022 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
New Gameplay Modes:
MyCareer rebranded as MyRISE
WWE 2K’s MyCareer mode will be rebranded as MyRISE and will focus on separate stories for both male and female superstars. Using created superstars, players can form alliances, make enemies, and branch into subplots based upon the user’s choices, allowing players to choose their journey like never before.
2K Showcase returns
2K Showcase will return, featuring cover superstar Rey Mysterio, allowing players to play through the biggest moments of his WWE career. The 2K Showcase mode will incorporate new features and updates. By progressing through, players will be able to unlock new characters, attires, and arenas.
2K22 will feature a new mode called MyFACTION. In it, players will be able to build a faction that rivals The NWO, by collecting, managing, and upgrading WWE Superstars with regular updates and weekly events. MyFaction will feature player cards from every era of the WWE.
Universe Mode improvements
Universe mode returns with several updates, including the ability to change camera angles while spectating matches. Other new features include playing exclusively as a single superstar, focusing only on their matches and storylines.
GM Mode coming back as MyGM
MyGM, formerly called GM Mode, returns to the franchise for the first time since 2007’s WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008. Players can choose between Sonya Deville, Adam Pearce, Shane McMahon, or Stephanie McMahon, as they take control of Raw, SmackDown, NXT, or NXT UK. Players will progressively work their way up from running shows in high school gyms to prime-time TV. Players can draft superstars, book matches, and manage contracts and costs whilst proving they have what it takes to run the most successful brand in sports entertainment.
The Creation Suite returns now with over 10,000 customisable components for create-a-superstar. Community creations will now be cross-platform, allowing players to share their creations with each other across either a Windows, Xbox or PlayStation console. Custom images can now also be used in character select screens, allowing the user to put their own photo(s) on screen.
New engine, controls and presentation
Other new features promise a redesigned gameplay engine with revamped controls, stunning graphics, and an immersive presentation.