2K and WWE today announced that they have entered into an exclusive multi-year agreement granting 2K the exclusive worldwide rights to publish the WWE video game franchise across all major platforms and distribution channels. The series, which will continue to be developed by Yukes, will combine Yukes unique gameplay with 2KÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s commitment to authenticity in WWE Ã¢â‚¬â„¢14, the latest installment of the popular, long running series. With the addition of the WWE franchise, 2K will continue a highly-successful, 15-year tradition established by past WWE titles.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The WWE series is a great addition to our stable of triple-A titles, and weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re very happy with this exclusive agreement with our new partners,Ã¢â‚¬Â said David Ismailer, Chief Operating Officer for 2K. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We look forward to capturing the excitement of WWE and marrying it with the same commitment to authenticity and entertainment that we give to our NBA 2K and MLB 2K franchises.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“2KÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s reputation for outstanding quality and dedication to authenticity are a perfect fit for WWE,Ã¢â‚¬Â added Casey Collins, Executive Vice President, Consumer Products for WWE. Ã¢â‚¬Å“This new partnership will ensure that WWE continues to be one of the leading video game brands in the world and we look forward to continuing the franchise with the benefit of their expertise across a variety of platforms.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The development work on the WWE franchise is impressive, and weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re excited to combine our background in developing the NBA 2K series with theirs in this new partnership,Ã¢â‚¬Â concluded Greg Thomas, Executive Vice President of 2K Sports. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Fans can expect the most authentic WWE experience on game consoles this fall.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Developed by Yukes, WWE Ã¢â‚¬â„¢14 is not yet rated by PEGI and will be available for consoles in the Autumn of 2013.