WWE 2K Battlegrounds Video Game Announced, First Teaser Trailer Released
2K Games is staying in the ring with a new arcade-style brawler called WWE 2K Battlegrounds.
Last week, WWE and 2K confirmed there would not be a WWE 2K21 game released this year, and now the game developer has posted an “open letter” about the status of the franchise. WWE 2K Battlegrounds is touted as a completely new WWE gaming experience that will feature “arcade-style action and over-the-top WWE Superstar designs, environments and moves.”
The new game will focus on social pick-up-and-play fun, but still provides plenty of depth so it will appeal to a broad audience. Saber Interactive, the studio behind NBA 2K Playgrounds, is developing WWE 2K Battlegrounds; a Fall 2020 launch is currently scheduled.
In addition to announcing Battlegrounds, 2K addressed the status of the existing WWE 2K video game franchise. According to the publisher, the next WWE 2K simulation game will have an extended production timeline with a renewed focus on quality and fun.
We want to ensure the development team at Visual Concepts can create a great game that will entertain grizzled WWE 2K veterans, as well as newcomers who want to climb through the ropes and step into the ring for the very first time.
We’ve recruited Patrick Gilmore to serve as our new Executive Producer and lead these efforts at Visual Concepts. Patrick has over 25 years of experience in video games, reaching all the way back to Disney’s Aladdin on Sega Genesis, and including franchises like Killer Instinct, Medal of Honor, and, most recently, Amazon’s New World. He will be overseeing WWE 2K development, and you’ll be hearing more from him and the team in the months to come.
Fans still playing past iterations of the game will also be pleased to learn that WWE 2K19 servers will also be staying open for the time being. Finally, the open letter confirmed more card tiers, game modes, in-game events and exciting announcements for WWE SuperCard would continue to roll out.
In closing, we want to thank you again, and hope you’ll join us in celebrating these announcements. 2K and WWE are reaffirming a long-term commitment to expand the WWE Games family in ways that directly benefit you, the fans. We are taking the time we need to deliver the quality you deserve, while at the same time offering new experiences and ways to have fun with the WWE Superstars you love… And that’s the bottom line, ‘cause 2K said so!
The WWE Games Team at 2K, Visual Concepts, Cat Daddy and Saber Interactive
Check out the trailer for WWE 2K Battlegrounds at the top of the page.
Are you excited for the return of an arcade-style WWE video game?