2k Games to End Server Support for WWE2k19 and WWE2k20 as of June 30th!
Server Support for the previous two incarnations of WWE’s long running video game series, WWE2k will be coming to an end at the end of June. Get the Details Below!
2K Games released a statement on May 10th, 2022 stating that online support for its WWE 2K19 and WWE 2K20 video games will come to an end in just over a month. Please see the statement below:
“Attention WWE 2K community: On June 30, 2022, we will sunset support for WWE 2K19 & WWE 2K20 servers,” 2K Games tweeted from an official account Monday. “This includes all online functions, such as online matches & Community Creations. We are turning our full focus toward supporting #WWE2K22. Thanks for your continued support!”
What this means is that moving forward from June 30th, players will no longer be able to access online user-created content from Community Creations or any other online features that require support from the 2k Servers.
The previous game in the series, WWE2k20 was marred in controversy and was a critical and commercial disaster. The game was plagued with many technical issues and bugs and the failure of 2k20 lead WWE and 2k Games in making the decision to skip development of WWE2k21 and prolong the development of WWE2k22 in hopes of avoiding any disastrous technical issues or bugs moving forward. Due to this 2k Games made the decision to extend WWE2k19’s Server Support until WWE2k22 was released, earlier this year.
The working relationship between WWE and 2k Games parent company, Take-Two Interaction has reportedly become strained over recent years. 2k Sports and WWE2k22 developer Visual Concepts have also butted reportedly butted heads with WWE regarding several factors in the recent games development, with the main cause of this friction and tension being attributed to the release date of WWE2k22 as WWE were pushing for a Fall 2021 Relase Date due to previous games in the series being released at that time of year. 2k Games and Visual Concepts however pushed for the delayed release so they could work around the WWE Roster Cuts that took place in the lead up to the games release.
There has been reports that WWE have recently had talks with Electronic Arts (EA) about bringing the WWE Games Division over to them for future video game development. The most recent contract between Take-Two Interactive and WWE was signed in 2016, while there was no official details released at the time of signing it is believed that the contract lined pout a six-year deal between both parties with an option to extend if needed.
What do you think about this? Will you be disappointed that 2k19 will no longer be able to access online features?
Are you currently playing WWE 2k22, if so are you enjoying it? If you are on the fence about picking up the latest release in the long running series Real Rasslin’s own JP wrote a piece about the game upon release, sharing his thoughts about the game, which you can read at realrasslin.net!
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