2K Sports have tried to redeem their falts over several patches for WWE 2K20. However, no amount of tweaking has managed to resurrect the hot mess they published back in October this year. And now, as we look back over the various gaming shambles from the previous twelve months, WWE 2K20 seems to stand out as the most shambolic of them all. That’s right, WWE 2K20, has, in fact, been branded as one of the worst games of 2019 due to its skewered mechanics and sea level sales figures.
What started as a potential revival of the wrestling franchise soon turned into a shallow grave with more bugs than brawn. That’s because 2K seemed to be in such a hurry to launch their annual title like clockwork that they sort of forgot half of the work in the process. With more game-breaking glitches than ever before, WWE 2K20 was soon branded as being an unplayable disaster. And, even with the several patches quickly fired out by Visual Concepts, WWE 2K20 continued to struggle becoming anything more than adequate. This eventually resulted in Sony dishing out refunds to anybody who purchased the launch copy of the game.
Wrestling fans have taken to social media in order to rant about the game and slam it for being one of the worst ever made in the series. Heck, even critics who’ve spent countless hours mapping the game have struggled to find anything positive to say about the latest installment. But, we have to put that down to 2K and their lack of care towards the audience and the blind eye for missing counterparts during development. Because of these sloppy techniques, the 2020 edition of the long-running series has proved to be the epic fail of the gaming year.
Developers who worked on the 2K20 edition have since disbanded and left in large quantities over the poor reception of the game. And now, as the 2K21 installment sits on the backburner, 2K has the burden of bringing the IP back to life with only a fraction of the budget compared to 2K20. This essentially means that Visual Concepts no longer want anything to do with the series. And, that 2K is left to sink in an inevitable capsizing with WWE portraying the anchor.
The question is: will 2K be able to bring it back again for a second round and convince fans they’re not as incompetent as they’ve made out? Or will 2K21 reveal just as many errors as its predecessor? That’s something I think we’re all eager to find out.
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