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After a disastrous 2020 outing, WWE 2K22 is coming this year

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WWE 2K20 arrived on PC in a terrible state. To put it charitably, it was ridiculous. It was the first instalment developed entirely by Visual Concepts, a studio which had previously played a support role to series veterans Yuke’s. After the disastrous launch, publisher 2K Games opted to skip WWE 2K21, issuing the cartoonish outing WWE 2K Battlegrounds instead.

But the series is returning in 2021, with WWE 2K22 announced during WrestleMania 37 at the weekend. The trailer above doesn’t confirm a release date nor who is developing it, though Gamesradar has it on good authority that Visual Concepts is back on board. Fingers crossed the extra time has given the studio time to polish it. 

We’re also unclear on what platforms it will release for. The WWE games have generally not reached PC in the best of condition. What we do know is that based on the teaser trailer above, Rey Mysterio will be in it, as will Cesaro, though those inclusions were probably guaranteed anyway. The YouTube listing promises “more to come”.  

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.