Mick Foley has further explained why he is declining a deal that would have added him as a playable character in the upcoming multiplatform video game, “WWE 2K15.” According to a report from Wrestle Zone on April 23, the wrestling legend once again blamed the payoffs of using his likeliness. Although Mick Foley decided to agree to appear in “WWE 2K14,” he won’t be doing the same in this year’s version.
He revealed that most wrestlers are only getting around 25 percent of what they were expecting for appearing in the video games although last year installment apparently sold very well. The wrestling legend also disclosed that he was told that the original publisher behind “WWE 2K14” went bankrupt, which may have lead to the lower payoff. For this year, however, he was not provided a justification for the low commission fees.
Mick Foley went on to admit that WWE is making a smart business decision in regards to “WWE 2K15.” Most of the members of the current roster won’t complain about the reduced commissions as they don’t want to harm their current standing from within the company. Furthermore, some of the retired legends believed that getting a low commission is much better than getting nothing at all.
Although Mick Foley (as well as his other ring names such as Cactus Jack, Dude Love and Mankind) won’t be a part of “WWE 2K15,” recent leaks confirmed that several popular wrestlers will be returning. According to Just Push Start, Justin Roberts recently did some voice work for the upcoming title. His lines suggested that John Cena and The Undertaker are going to be a part of the roster. Justin Gabriel may have also unintentionally confirmed his inclusion with an Instagram photo that was quickly deleted.
“WWE 2K15” should be released sometime before the end of this year for the PS4 and Xbox One. The aforementioned “WWE 2K14” came out on Oct. 29, 2013, on the PS3 and Xbox 360 current-generation consoles. You can take a look at a screen featuring last year’s title from the official Twitter page of the gaming franchise with the image added to the top of this article.