Announced late last week, 2K and WWE have signed a multi-year extension that will continue to grant 2K exclusive rights to develop and publish WWE titles. 2K have seen successful year-on-year growth since publishing WWE 2K14
in 2013, and their most recent title, WWE 2K16
, was released in October 2015 for Xbox One and Xbox 360. 2K have also published the free to play WWE SuperCard
on mobile platforms.
Top figures at 2K and WWE weighed in on the announcement. David Ismailer, Chief Operating Officer for 2K, said:
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. 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.
Meanwhile, Casey Collins, WWE Executive Vice President of Consumer Products, said:
2K’s leadership in authenticity, quality and overall brand dedication has been a perfect complement for WWE. 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.
With this news, we can safely assume that WWE 2K17
will be coming this Fall.