The recent Wrestlemania 30 event may benefit the upcoming multiplatform video game, “WWE 2K15.” According to his report from Kotaku on April 8, Mark Serrels stated that some of the best wrestling software products were released during the “golden ages” of wrestling.
“WWF Wrestlefest,” for example, came out during the “Golden Era” when Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, The Ultimate Warrior and others became stars. The acclaimed “WWF No Mercy” for the Nintendo 64 was also launched during the “Attitude Era,” which saw the likes of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and others turn into pop culture icons.
WWE appears to be entering into a new age, dubbed the “Reality Era,” with Wrestlemania 30. The event saw Cesaro, Daniel Bryan and The Shield gaining momentous victories while the likes of older veterans like Triple H and The Undertaker losing big matches.
“WWE 2K15” is expected to be a turning point for wrestling video game series as well. The upcoming title will be the first game in the series to be fully developed by the duo of Yuke’s and Visual Concepts. In “WWE 2K14,” Visual Concepts got brought into the mix during the middle of development when 2K Games acquired the publishing license from THQ.
According to Cinema Blend, “WWE 2K15” was confirmed for the PS4 and Xbox One during a recent earnings call held by Take-Two Interactive. 2K Games did not announce whether or not the same title will be coming to the PS3 and Xbox 360 as well.
“WWE 2K14” was released for the two current-generation consoles in the fall of last year in North America. The video game includes a “30 Years of Wrestlemania” mode where players can relive some of the greatest matches from the popular event. Even with the new feature, however, last year’s version was criticized for having sub par graphics. The upcoming “WWE 2K15” should be improved visually due to the more powerful PS4 and Xbox One systems.