Take-Two "Disappointed" by WWE 2K20 Launch

By Sean Carey,
WWE 2K20

During a recent financial earnings call, Take-Two president Karl Slatoff shared his disappointment at the low review scores and the poor reception WWE 2K20 received from players.


WWE 2K20 had a pretty rough launch when the game was released in October. The wrestling sim was plagued with bizarre graphical glitches and numerous gameplay bugs that made the game unplayable. The $130 Collector's Edition even launched without a signed picture that was promoted in 2K's advertising material, prompting the wrestler Edge, to step forward and offer to fix the problem himself. The game currently sits with a Metascore rating of 42 with a User Score of only 0.9. A patch was released by developer Visual Concepts that has fixed several of the reported issues. Although players are still reporting a myriad of problems that mainly focuses on textures, wrestlers not targeting other wrestlers and clipping through them and the game freezing. Slatoff said that Visual Concepts would continue to improve the game over time.

"While we are disappointed with the reviews and consumer feedback for WWE 2K20, last week Visual Concepts released a patch that should address many of the concerns, and they will continue to make further enhancements to the gameplay experience. " Slatoff also said that despite the WWE 2K20's launch, Take-Two still believes in the franchise. "The WWE brand continues to expand worldwide. And we believe there remains a substantial long-term opportunity to grow our WWE 2K series by improving the quality of the game."

WWE 2K20 was originally being developed by Yuke's who had developed all WWF/WWE games since the year 2000. 2K let Yuke's go from the project in favour of their own inhouse developer Visual Concepts.

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Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Game Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score.