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WWE 2K15's MyCAREER Mode Details

The WWE games series for the past 2 years have had a single player story mode consisting of reliving the past of the Attitude era or playing through the greatest Wrestlemania matches of all-time.  This year, 2K Sports is changing up the game and having a “My Player” mode called My Career, where your created wrestler takes on the rigors of the WWE.  

My Career is on PS4 and Xbox One only and is the journey of the greatest superstar in WWE history, you.  The mode starts off after you create your wrestler (with rather limited options) and you join the WWE Performance Center. Developer 2K Sports nailed the look and feel of the Performance Center with all seven rings, the workout area in the back, and the correct banners on the walls.  Bill DeMott is your trainer through this mode; his voice work was great and looks just like himself. He will give you objectives to complete in training matches against other no name potential NXT talent.  As you do matches, you gain skill points to upgrade your superstar.  The matches will contain actions like “Do 10 grapples,” “Perform your finisher,” stuff like that. It felt similar to the Attitude/Wrestlemania story mode matches from the past except you’re wrestling in an empty gym against an unknown wrestler with a digitized DeMott yelling at you.

After you graduate from the Performance Center you move on to NXT.  Here you have William Regal as your GM pushing you to your path of greatness as other NXT superstars like Adrian Neville, Sami Zayn, Bo Dallas and Corey Graves try to stop you. The goal is to have Triple H notice you on the small circuit to eventually get called up to the big time of the WWE.  Once you do enough at NXT, you will get called up to the big show and there’s where your career truly takes off. 

Here you will gain rivals and strive for championships, main event pay-per-views, and ultimately Wrestlemania. Don’t forget to hire a manager of your choosing to be by your side.
Throughout your career you will have rivals pop up to help or stop you. You will see multiple cut scenes like we’ve seen in Universe Mode in the past.  There might be a feud with Daniel Bryan where he gives you a choice: shake his hand with respect or hit him with a low blow. Of course in my career, I hit him with the low blow.

The 2K developers stated they have a bunch of different cut scenes and storylines we’ll see unfold in your career over time.  You can play this mode as a face (good guy) or as a heel (bad guy), or even go back and forth. Your decisions play a lot into your career and even have surprises outside of your control.  In my career, I was 6 years in, had just lost a big match, and the crowd was cheering me on. I was acknowledging them when out of nowhere Brock Lesnar’s music played, down he came to the ring to give me a monster F5 and Paul Heyman stood over me laughing.  This played out over social media next as you have an in-game Twitter account as well,  I then got into a Twitter war with Heyman over how he was tweeting I wasn’t worthy to face Lesnar.

The career is very lengthy and keeps every stat you can imagine over your career and is full of customization.  2K called it a “sports RPG hybrid” that will evolve with you over your career in the mode. You can lose matches and the story keeps going. There’s no more of the having to replay a match to move through the story, if you lose, it just keeps going.  I found that to be one of the bigger plusses of the mode, it felt much more organic and real.

This next part is where the room got very excited: Career Invasion.  Your biggest rival in My Career may be your best friend.  You can export your created My Career superstar once you hit the Raw roster and anyone can download that same wrestler into their career.  That wrestler may then show up at opportune moments. Maybe to help you out or to stick a knife in your back, you would never know. In the example given, the imported wrestler didn’t show up against the My Career wrestler for a few weeks, but when he did it was to attack the player.  This adds a whole new level to the career mode now that your friends can be in there with you.  I can already see the trash talking going down when your buddy just screwed you out of the WWE Championship by turning on you in My Career.

WWE 2K15 arrives in stores for Xbox 360/PS3 on October 28th in North America and October 31st in Europe and for PS4/Xbox One, it arrives on November 18th in North America and November 21st in Europe. Sting is the exclusive preorder bonus on both versions.

Read the official press release below.

2K Announces MyCareer Details for WWE® 2K15
First-ever comprehensive career mode in WWE video game history takes players
on the journey from prospective WWE Superstar to WWE World Heavyweight Champion

2K today announced additional details for MyCareer in WWE® 2K15, the forthcoming release in the flagship WWE video game franchise. Making its debut as the first comprehensive, career-driven mode in WWE games history, MyCareer will take players through the life of a prospective WWE Superstar, allowing them to experience the journey of being a rookie and working toward the ultimate goal of winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Players will begin MyCareer by taking characters they create in WWE 2K15’s Creation Suite to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. While there, they will be trained by former WWE Superstar and WWE Performance Center head coach Bill DeMott, as they navigate a series of objectives. Successful completion of the objectives will lead players to compete at NXT, WWE’s developmental system for rising young talent, where they will continue with matches and new objectives. At NXT, they will encounter a roster of new and future WWE Superstars, including Rusev, Bo Dallas, Adrian Neville, Sami Zayn and Corey Graves, all of whom will also be available as playable characters.

After mastering their skills in NXT, players will move up to WWE’s main roster, where General Manager Vickie Guerrero will set matches and keep her Superstars focused through ultimatums designed to gain bonus rewards. Players will develop alliances and rivalries while competing to win spots on WWE pay-per-view events and flagship shows like Monday Night Raw® and SmackDown®. They will also compete for the United States Championship and Intercontinental Championship. Successful players will make their way to SummerSlam® and WrestleMania®, where the WWE World Heavyweight Championship will be on the line as the top MyCareer prize.
Decisions made throughout the WWE developmental process, including alliances, rivalries and social media interactions, will impact player personality traits and crowd reactions. As players progress throughout the mode, they will also have opportunities in-game to upgrade their attributes, acquire new abilities, skills and moves, earn new clothing and unlock managers. These decisions, along with a player’s win/loss record, will lead to multiple branching storylines, surprises, twists and turns that offer significant replay value to explore different career paths.
MyCareer is a mode beloved by our NBA 2K fans and is a perfect fit for WWE 2K15,” said Greg Thomas, President at Visual Concepts. “We are eager to deliver a comprehensive career mode experience for the first time and consider its inclusion a critical step forward for the franchise.”
Developed collaboratively by Yuke’s and Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, WWE 2K15 is rated T for Teen by the ESRB. WWE 2K15 is scheduled for release on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft on October 28, 2014 in North America and October 31, 2014 internationally. In addition, releases for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, are currently scheduled for release on November 18, 2014 in North America and November 21, 2014 internationally. Fans who pre-order WWE 2K15 at any participating retailer will receive two playable Sting characters at no extra cost on launch day.

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# 1 AirJordanFan93 @ 09/30/14 07:14 AM
Sounds great. Been waiting for such an in-depth career mode in a WWE game for a long tine.
# 2 cdub71323 @ 09/30/14 07:15 AM
About what I expected, so I'm definitely pumped for this. The limited options for creating a wrestler kind of sucks but I would expect that in their first iteration on the next-gen consoles. As long as the rest of it immerses me I can easily overlook that

edit: Here's another brief article on CNBC which covers about the same thing as this one, but does say that Vickie Guerrero is the WWE GM:

# 3 Rattleyoursabre @ 09/30/14 07:22 AM
Was hoping for a few more roster reveals, although this does seem to confirm Graves.

Question: Do you unlock stuff in my career?
# 4 Dbrentonbuck @ 09/30/14 07:28 AM
Rusev, Bo Dallas, Adrian Neville, Sami Zayn and Corey Graves... are these the only NXT guys in there?
# 5 jaredsmith83 @ 09/30/14 07:32 AM
I just hope that those names mentioned aren't the only NXT guys on the roster. Surely they're not and they're not wanting to show their hand completely, but at the same time, I hope its not something where there's about 5 or 6 from NXT and the rest of the show is filled out with random CAW's. I must knock the pretty off Tyler Breeze!
# 6 mcmax3000 @ 09/30/14 07:33 AM
Originally Posted by Dbrentonbuck
Rusev, Bo Dallas, Adrian Neville, Sami Zayn and Corey Graves... are these the only NXT guys in there?
The article says 'including' those guys, so hopefully there are others as well.

I have to imagine there will be. That would be an awfully small NXT roster to work with.
# 7 scottyp180 @ 09/30/14 07:49 AM
Now I just hope the game includes the same face scan feature as NBA 2k15. If that is in this game my excitement for this game and mode will be through the roof.
# 8 Cabish @ 09/30/14 08:06 AM
Yesssssss !!!!!!!,now make a lot of randomly created wrestlers,so we don't just fight all the superstars over and over and give the game lenght,some 2k created regular joes and some Cpu generated wanna be stars lol
# 9 WTF @ 09/30/14 08:19 AM
That sounds phenomenal. Great writeup.
# 10 Cabish @ 09/30/14 08:26 AM
I'm thinking seamless integration,where you lose, the game doesn't go blank and load u into a different scenario,you have to walk off the ring and into the back or ushered by reffs,if your hurt, walk to the back and driven to your hotel room.(remember your a wrestler on the road )

plane and car and bus rides included,your arrive from your hotel,into the bldgs ,talk to who ever or suit up and watch on the tv,and wait for ur match, etc--

you have a map of the usa and world to show what state ur in at the time and bus,plane or train icon shows when u travel to a different state,
the the ability get reAly injured and have to heal and miss performance dates and have rehab options,I'm thinking of a crib (nfl2k5) and a weekly prep gym traing mini games, u have to get your strenght and weight up before u can slam certain opponents or do certain moves on certain opponents,

For yukes now-and move to a no mercy type of gameplay and fix the physics system to where u slam an apponents they don't warp and Fix position to collide in a predetermined position.
Add crash physics when u run an oponnent and there is any physical object i from of him like a group of chairs,he doesn't keep running against those objects and stop and turn around,he should crash and ruble and collide and be layed out.
# 11 ExtremeGamer @ 09/30/14 08:32 AM
Originally Posted by Rattleyoursabre
Was hoping for a few more roster reveals, although this does seem to confirm Graves.

Question: Do you unlock stuff in my career?
Yes you do.
# 12 ExtremeGamer @ 09/30/14 08:32 AM
Originally Posted by scottyp180
Now I just hope the game includes the same face scan feature as NBA 2k15. If that is in this game my excitement for this game and mode will be through the roof.
It doesn't, sorry
# 13 ExtremeGamer @ 09/30/14 08:32 AM
Originally Posted by Dbrentonbuck
Rusev, Bo Dallas, Adrian Neville, Sami Zayn and Corey Graves... are these the only NXT guys in there?
As announced so far.
# 14 robo3687 @ 09/30/14 08:34 AM
the thought of just winning a title after a big match and having brock appear (or the MITB winner) and destroy your guy/take the title?...and have it be a random thing...that's what I'm looking for in a wrestling game.

i haven't played a wrestling game since i think SvR 2010...so I think i'm going to rather like this...
# 15 cdub71323 @ 09/30/14 08:34 AM
Originally Posted by ExtremeGamer
It doesn't, sorry
That makes perfect sense and I'm fine with that. This is their first iteration on next-gen, so I would rather them focus on getting a solid base, like what NBA 2K did, and build from there.

When you say limited creation, how barebones are we talking about here?

Also before I forget, thanks for your info and at least answering questions for now. I just wish this game wasn't delayed now
# 16 bxphenom7 @ 09/30/14 08:51 AM
By limited options creating your superstar, that's just attire-like options right? I really hope it's not a stripped down version of Create-A-Superstar in regards to number of heads and how much you can customize them. NBA 2k14 really pissed me off when I was creating a player since it was so basic, couldn't even continue the mode.
# 17 Cabish @ 09/30/14 08:53 AM
Q: Can this mode be played through as a female wrestler, In the women's division ?
# 18 Cabish @ 09/30/14 08:55 AM
It would be good if u could create a male and female,and from time to time have to play the females matches,time to time because of the limited amount of divas.
# 19 Reed1417 @ 09/30/14 08:57 AM
This is so cool!!! My hype meter is back on the high!

Reed is comin' atcha!!
# 20 lynkraid @ 09/30/14 09:08 AM
All the matters: CAW better not be bare bones. If so, the hell with 2k.

Career modes come and go, usually get stale, but we depend on having a very good CAW mode.

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