If you’re a gamer and avid pro-wrestling fan, this week has most likely been a rough one for you. WWE 2K20 was released this Tuesday, and its customers have been in a complete uproar about not only the missing features, but also the sheer amount of bugginess this game contains. Whether it’s bad hair physics, messy targeting, game crashes, or characters getting stuck in the ring, 2K20 has been viewed as an absolute jobber by wrestling-gamers around the globe. It is unknown if the team at Visual Concepts got lazy or the game was rushed out due to contractual obligations with the WWE. Regardless of the main reasons, we can only hope that 2K manages to release a patch that pulls the game out of its nosedive. WWE 2K20 has the ability to be in the wrestling-game title picture, but it must first be able to get into midcard status.
Some wrestling gamers like myself thought 2K was quietly future-endeavoring their WWE-licensed games, but it turns out we were wrong. With two months before its scheduled release date, WWE 2K20 has appeared on the TitanTron, and 2K has informed us of some of the most notable additions to this year’s iteration. One of the new features I’m really pumped up for is that we finally get to play as women in the MyCareer mode, which in turn brings back mixed-tag matches. And speaking of women, this year’s 2K Showcase is based on the careers of the Four Horsewomen (Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, and Bayley). This won’t be the only story in the Showcase mode, as 2K is working on a package of DLC entitled 2K Originals, which is full of unique worlds and themes. Towers mode also returns, bringing with it a tower based on the career of Roman Reigns. One last thing to note is that longtime developer Yuke’s has parted ways with the WWE license, leaving Visual Concepts as the sole developer. The studio behind NBA 2K promises streamlined controls that will appeal to beginners and veterans alike. With all that being said, is 2K20 going to emerge from the mid-card, or will it be placed in a squash match? The bell rings on Oct. 22.