After the liquidation of THQ, WWE has found a new publisher in the form of 2K.
Confirming the rumours, 2K and WWE have engaged in a multi-year agreement that gives the publisher exclusive worldwide rights to the WWE video game franchise.
The series will continue to be developed by Yukes and the first game published by the firm will be WWE ’14, set to arrive this autumn.
“The WWE series is a great addition to our stable of triple-A titles, and we’re very happy with this exclusive agreement with our new partners,” said David Ismailer, Chief Operating Officer for 2K.
“We look forward to capturing the excitement of WWE and marrying it with the same commitment to authenticity and entertainment that we give to our NBA 2K and MLB 2K franchises.”
2K seems a good fit for the franchise having secured notable success with the NBA 2K series.
“The development work on the WWE franchise is impressive, and we’re excited to combine our background in developing the NBA 2K series with theirs in this new partnership,” added Greg Thomas, Executive Vice President of 2K Sports.