Visual Concepts could be in some deep trouble. Justin Leeper, a former writer for the WWE 2K series has said that developers in the double digits are leaving the studio so that their names aren’t attached to anymore WWE games due to the bad reception.
I’ve heard about double digit number of people on the team who quit. They haven’t quit for other stuff. They just quit because it’s like, ‘man I don’t want this stink on me anymore. I don’t care what I’m doing. I’m leaving. I’m taking my stuff and going.’
Furthermore, he said that budget cuts will make the money available to make the next WWE game even less than what it was for WWE 2K20.
Honestly, this seems like the end of it all for the wrestling IP. Given the poor ratings and sales, it’s unknown if the franchise will continue after next year. Hopefully it does and the developers could fix what they’ve broken, since more developers out of a job is never a good thing.
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