WWE confirms that WWE 2K21, this year’s iteration of its WWE 2K wrestling game franchise, is cancelled. The announcement of the long-running franchise being cancelled for this year came during WWE investment Q&A session yesterday, which included an update on the financial situation of the wrestling conglomerate at a time when COVID-19 is shuttering all most business activities.
Last week the rumour began by the former WWE narrative writer who worked on the series when it was still in the authority of the THQ. Writer Justin Leeper currently has no direct links to the 2K franchise. He spoke from experience that WrestleMania weekend – which came and went a few weeks ago – is usually the starting point for WWE’s marketing campaign to start pitching up the upcoming video game.
Although no further word on WWE’s gaming future popped up in the call, 2K games did follow up on social media yesterday evening to affirm another rumour. Leeper’s previous report also indicated that 2K would announce an alternative WWE game for this year’s release in the form of a “palate cleanser,” which also tends to be correct. The post from 2K below confirms that some announcement will arrive at 2 pm GMT on Monday 27 April.
”We will be sharing details on the future of the WWE 2K franchise as well as some exciting news on Monday at 7:00 a.m. PT.— 2K (@2K) April 24, 2020”