AusGamers has posted up a feature outlining how the WWE series of games has failed to remain relevant and points out that now under 2K, the series should rest up for at least a year and re-emerge with a new engine and potentially be headed up by Visual Concepts.
From the feature:
True enough, a change in publisher from THQ to 2K Games will help freshen the polish, marketing and online support for the videogame series, and at face value it could be argued that there’s a sense of energy around the IP in videogame form again. But the biggest change required needs to go beyond the fluff. Development of the WWE videogame needs to be taken away from Japanese developer Yuke’s and given to Visual Concepts (veteran sports game developers, responsible for the NFL2K and the NBA2K series, specifically the truly next-gen experience that is NBA 2K14). True, WWE 2K14 credits both studios, but the gremlins associated with Yuke’s’ SmackDown Vs Raw series (the precursor to WWE2K) still linger in last year’s Squared Circle release."