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Submitted by NYC_Gamer 450d ago | news

WWE Games License Headed to 2K

IGN:The era of THQ wrestling games is over. Sources have indicated to IGN that the WWE game franchise will be sold to Take Two, parent company of 2K. Terms of the sale are unknown at this time, as details have not been finalized. These negotiations appear to have taken place outside THQ's formal auction process. (Industry, Take-Two)

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majiebeast  +   450d ago
Wow thats surprising i was really thinking EA would get it. Nothing for the evil empire's of EA and activision.

Off topic
Kochmedia picking what they should buy.
http://i.minus.com/iT3lM6J7...
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TOGC  +   450d ago
Perfect gif.
NYC_Gamer  +   450d ago
Now that's a funny gif
ApolloTheBoss  +   450d ago
Just so know I disagreed by accident. I mean wouldn't find that gif hilarious? XD
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Ezz2013  +   450d ago
well 2k are awesome ..can't wait to see what they will bring to consoles and pc
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-Alpha  +   450d ago
What if they end up using Yukes, though? :(
BitbyDeath  +   450d ago
Maybe they'll give yukes the proper funding and direction to make a decent game?
Ezz2013  +   450d ago
damn, -alpha
i hope that don't happen
NYC_Gamer  +   450d ago
2K needs to keep the WWE license far away from Yukes
Farsendor1  +   450d ago
i don't like wwe but the games can be fun so it would be cool to see a wwe game come to pc with mod support
DeadlyFire  +   450d ago
Indeed.

@-Alpha
WTF are you thinking. Keep that talk away from my mind!!!!!!

2k has knocked EA out of the NBA league of games now. I think their is alot of potential even if Yukes is the developer they will be strict on setting the bar to a new level or else find another developer.

One key thing I could see happen in less than 24 hours is a decision for a new game engine. Next generation is right around the corner and we could see Unreal Engine 4, Unity 4, CryEngine 3, and so many other engines possibly exist its crazy to think about.

What would be awesome is to see Avalanche or another developer show off a TNA game so that we have some competition again.
thaimasker  +   450d ago
Thank god! There is hope for WWE Games now...Oh wait there is a chance the old employees will move over....please cody ledesma...Just retire from WWE Games, I want my GM mode
showtimefolks  +   450d ago
Now we may get some quality wwe games after all

Also WTH publishers buy the darksiders IP it's worth it
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stone_cold  +   450d ago
finally....our dream comes true
BitbyDeath  +   450d ago
Couldn't think of a better company to get this.
R13DY  +   450d ago
Rockstar or Rocksteady would have been way more interesting
raiden-49  +   450d ago
Take two owns 2K games who also own Rockstar and TBH Rockstar and Rocksteady have better things to do.
Nightfallen  +   450d ago
This is perfect. Great funding as well. 2k has experience with sports. I approve.
DigiteX  +   450d ago
THIS IS AWESOME NEWS!
chrispseuphoria  +   450d ago
I was really expecting EA to pick up the license but 2K is a solid company to work on this.

I hope Darksiders is sold soon though. That franchise could be so much better with more funding I'd like to see Namco Bandai or Square Enix pick it up. Maybe even Nintendo because of its similarities to Zelda...
raiden-49  +   450d ago
Namco are to safe to go near it though Square Enix is possible but Not Nintendo they have the Bayoneta (2)
aiBreeze  +   450d ago
This is great news. 2K have a great record with sports games and doing stuff with licenses. I'm glad EA didn't get it anyway.
Fatty  +   450d ago
Dear 2K, please go find the AKI guys immediately.

Love and kisses,

Fatty.

PS: shut up and take my money if you do.
NYC_Gamer  +   450d ago
I agree,those are the dudes who made the quality N64 WWF/WCW games....
Fatty  +   450d ago
Yeah, getting a new WWE-licensed AKI game would be mind-blowing to say the least.
DeadlyFire  +   450d ago
syn Sophia, Inc. is their new name now. Just so you know. I hope they do come back to it. It would be interesting.
Y_5150  +   450d ago
Hopefully these guys do not let Yukes develop the games, I stopped buying when THQ renewed the contract for another 5 years.
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WeskerChildReborned  +   450d ago
Awesome, maybe we'll see big innovations in the coming game(s).
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MrBeatdown  +   450d ago
I really didn't expect this. I would have figured EA. Hell, I wouldn't have been surprised if WWE itself found a way to publish it and keep Yukes as the developer.

2K sounds good though. I've always enjoyed the THQ/Yukes games, but after thirteen or so years, it's time for a new take on it.
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Max-Zorin  +   450d ago
Now 2K need to slaughter Madden.
jjb1981  +   450d ago
They need to improve hit detection, player movement and keep the controls simple
DeadlyFire  +   450d ago
Definitely. I liked the direction they aimed for, but they fell short of making the physics and everything work out perfectly every time at Yukes.
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