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'WWE 2K15' graphics and more improvements discussed for PS4 and Xbox One

'WWE 2K15'
Photo courtesy of 2K Games, used with permission

Chris Snyder has provided some comments in regards to the upcoming "WWE 2K15" on the PS4 and Xbox One. According to a report from Joystiq on July 1, the marketing vice president at 2K Games first explained why the company decided to named John Cena the cover star of the wrestling video game. He cited that the wrestler's accomplishments inside and outside the ring made Cena the "perfect" candidate to representative the first next-generation installment of the series.

Chris Snyder went on to teased that this year's version is going to feature various improvements on the gameplay, graphics and presentation fronts. Unfortunately, he did not further elaborate on some of the enhancements being added. The marketing vice president did declare that the goal of the development team is to create the best WWE licensed video game ever.

Although the company has kept quiet on the gameplay changes, 2K Games previously revealed that the scanning technology used in "NBA 2K15" is also being implemented in "WWE 2K15." The character models should look more real as a result, especially on the next-generation systems. One example that was used is John Cena as fans should be able to see the his minute face scars.

The animation system is also being reworked to prevent awkward transitions. Finally, Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler were brought in together to record 30 hours of commentary, which should make the conversations during matches sound more natural. All of these changes should be added to the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions as well as the PS4 and Xbox One.

Although the official "WWE 2K15" release date has been set to Oct. 28, the publisher has not yet revealed any gameplay footage. Only five playable characters, including the aforementioned John Cena, have been officially confirmed so far as well. You can check out the box art featuring the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion with the photo attached near the top of this article (courtesy of the WWE Games Twitter page).