Arcade-style WWE 2K Battlegrounds announced — launching this fall

By Sean Carey,
As previously reported, a mainline WWE 2K game is not being released this year. Instead, a new arcade-style wrestling title called WWE 2K Battlegrounds will be launching this fall. 2K Games has also given its reasons as to why WWE 2K21 won't be happening, and servers for WWE 2K19 will remain active for the time being.

The game is being developed by the studio behind NBA 2K Playgrounds 2, Saber Interactive. According to 2K, Battlegrounds is a new WWE gaming experience that features "over-the-top superstar designs, environments and moves." The game is designed to be easy to pick up and play, but also offers some depth for those that really want to get into it.

The WWE 2K team also addressed the WWE's comments that WWE 2K21 has been cancelled. In a statement, the team said, "We are applying what we've learned to the next WWE 2K simulation game with a renewed focus on quality and fun. As part of that commitment, we are extending the production timeline and will not be releasing a WWE 2K simulation game in 2020." 2K wants to ensure that the development team at Visual Concepts can create a game to keep the WWE 2K fans happy. Patrick Gilmore, who has worked on franchises such as Killer Instinct and Medal of Honor, has been hired as an executive producer who will oversee the development of the next 2K WWE wrestling sim.

2K Games also announced that servers for WWE 2K19 would remain open for a little while longer. Servers were due to close in May, but 2K has now reversed that decision due to requests from the community. Unfortunately, the publisher doesn't say when the servers will close — only that they will remain live "for the time being." If you need any of the online achievements in WWE 2K19, get them unlocked now.

WWE 2K Battlegrounds will launch this fall.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Avid Xbox and achievement fan, Sean has committed to playing the best RPGs, racing games, and first-person shooters Xbox Game Pass and his precious free time will allow. Prior to joining TrueAchievements, Sean gained a degree in journalism from Solent University.
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