'WWE 2K17' Confirmed As WWE And 2K Sign Multi-Year Deal

More WWE games will be coming from 2K in the future WWE

Game publisher 2K and World Wrestling Entertainment have signed a new multi-year agreement to keep 2K as the exclusive publisher of WWE games. While not officially mentioned in the article, this does confirm WWE 2K17 will be coming next year.

In addition to making the WWE 2K series of games, 2K has also retained the rights to other WWE games like WWE SuperCard, the mobile card-battling game featuring WWE SuperStars.

“2K’s partnership with WWE over the past three years has resulted in a successful and important addition to the Company’s portfolio of profitable franchises,” said David Ismailer, Chief Operating Officer for 2K, in a press statement. “We are thrilled with the positive momentum of the WWE 2K series, including generating year-over-year growth, as well as the success of WWE SuperCard. We are very pleased to extend our partnership with WWE and look forward to many more years of collaboration.”

“2K’s leadership in authenticity, quality and overall brand dedication has been a perfect complement for WWE,” said Casey Collins in a press statement. Collins is the WWE Executive Vice President of Consumer Products. “Our continued partnership ensures WWE remains at the forefront of global video game brands as we continue innovating and publishing our offerings on multiple platforms.”

Oddly enough, there was no mention of the other WWE game, WWE Immortals. Developed by NetherRealm and published by WB Interactive, there’s likely no chance of a sequel under the new agreement between WWE and 2K.

So what do you think? Are you excited or upset to see 2K getting the exclusive rights to WWE games? Do you hope 2K will at least change the development team from Yuke’s to another studio? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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