Take-Two Interactive To Release WWE 2K14 This Fall

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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  • http://twitter.com/placeboBSH Matt

    Such great news!

  • joe

    Yes! Yes!Yes! Yes! Yes!

  • Adam

    Have a feeling the game will be rushed for release. They should ve waited another year. Hopefully they prove me wrong

    • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.sherwood.7 Jesse Sherwood

      Well, they are keeping the same dev team, Yukes, that THQ used, who were already working on WWE 14 when THQ closed its doors. It won’t be any more rushed than any other annual sports game.

  • Eloy Tijerina

    Hopefully this means for the first time possibly ever- WWE games will play into the future and not recreate the past calendar year- (One main one being that it gets released in November and it has this past WM’s logo and arena… When it comes out in November it should try it’s best to create the next WM arena)

    • Chris

      How can they predict that and why would WWE want to reveal things months before the event?

  • Jimmy

    Bring back GM Mode

  • cmoney2012

    Well I’m the leader of a Xbox live group called the DBOYZ and we are tired of every year nothing gets done about the glitching hopefully this will now change and bring back online titles. If anyone is interested in playing of joining the DBOYZ inbox me my gt is cmoney2012 dueces