Take-Two Interactive has officially acquired the exclusive rights to the WWE video game license from THQ. While Take-Two is expected to retain key THQ and Yuke Co. employees, there will be at least one significant change.
ESPN is reporting that Take-Two will publish the WWE game under their 2K Sports franchise.
“We looked at a lot of different leaders in the industry and talked to all of the big guys, and for us, we had been with THQ for so many years, it was nice to finally go out and date a few other companies and see what kind of thought process they had about the video game industry going forward,” Collins told ESPN Tuesday in an exclusive interview. “As we look at the next-gen systems coming out, whether that’s this holiday or next holiday, we want to make sure we align our property with who we thought would be a leader going forward on these next-gen systems.”
WWE ’14 will now be released as WWE 2K14 this fall.
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