WWE 2K22 is finally coming on March 11, 2022. Wrestling gamers have been waiting two years for the next release in WWE’s main-line series. As previously promised, WWE Games and 2K released some footage from the anticipated release.
There was an immediate reaction on Twitter after gamers had a chance to digest the new footage. Gameplay shots in the video were scant. The video shared by WWE had a lot of live-action shots and the handful of gameplay scenes were often obscured by objects or people in the foreground.
Experienced gamers have seen this song and dance before. One Twitter user attempted to recreate the actual game footage from 2K22 to compare with the most recent release, WWE2K20. Others gave their opinions on how the game is progressing.
“Graphically #WWE2K22 looks great, but I’m still not sold on the gameplay. And that “redesigned” engine has the same exact moves/animations as the 2 decade old Yukes engine. We’re gonna have to actually play it ourselves to see if it really “hits different””
“So @WeAreVYBE members got to play #WWE2K22, but when are we gonna get to see some gameplay? Full entrances, matches… please”
“Still not sold on WWE 2K22 yet. I’ll wait until I see some entrances and my rise gameplay. #WWE2K22”
“So the most important stuff is CROSS PLATFORM Creations. The arenas for the NWO edition are WCW Souled Out 1997 and WCW Bash at the Beach 1996. I hope we still get a trailer [with] gameplay tho. #WWE2K22”
WWE 2K fans were not impressed with the amount of actual gameplay in the new video. Gamers recall similar situations, such as Battlefield 2042, where pre-rendered in-game footage was shown frequently and actual gameplay video was scarce. The game was flooded with negative reviews by players who didn’t think they got what they were offered. Time will tell if WWE2K22 meets the same fate.
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