WWE 2K Battlegrounds, this year’s alternative to WWE 2K21 following its cancellation, will feature cross play with other platforms at release.
This means that WWE 2K Battlegrounds will be the first licensed WWE game to feature cross play support. Expect plenty more “firsts” as cross play starts to become standard across the industry.
That news comes courtesy of the game’s Steam page, which also confirms that the game will have microtransactions, full controller support, and that it will be available at a lower price when compared to the mainline games. For PC, where things are usually a little cheaper for WWE 2K, WWE 2K Battlegrounds will set you back £34.99/$39.99.
As for which platforms WWE 2K Battlegrounds will support cross play on, that’s yet to be detailed. It’s currently slated for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch and Stadia, so if it does support full cross play, it will become the second fighting game to do so following Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid.
I say “fighting game” because that’s what WWE 2K Battlegrounds is looking like being when compared to the main WWE 2K games, or at least an arcade brawler. It’s shaping up to be quite the significant departure from the sim nature of the annual releases, and have to say that it could be a refreshing change of pace.
WWE 2K20 didn’t do well in pretty much any department, it being ridiculed the world over for its glitches and for just generally not being a great game. With Visual Concepts stepping up to the plate solely on their own following the departure of Yuke’s and with very little time to adjust, WWE 2K20 was inevitably going to be a disaster.
Hopefully Saber taking over duties on this spin-off will allow Visual Concepts all the time they need to make WWE 2K fresh again for next year, or at least much more playable.