Carl Williams writes, "WCW vs the World on the Playstation was the first Virtual Pro Wrestling title to come to the United States. This is a serious distinction considering the Virtual Pro Wrestling engine is one of the better ones that gamers saw during this period. The people behind it went onto become Aki Corporation who made No Mercy on the Nintendo 64 (I know, Wrestlemania 2000 is the high water mark). While during the 8-bit era we were limited to eight wrestlers, the 16-bit era upped this a bit but WCW vs the World offered over 50 wrestlers. The breadth of the roster was nearly as deep as it was on the television programs WCW offered on a weekly basis."