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In a court filing yesterday, it was revealed that indeed Take Two has bought the WWE license from THQ. The more interesting detail is however that Yukes will be retained as the developer of the WWE series. This will almost certainly bode well for the series, as Yukes will now have even greater resources than they had at THQ for several elements of the game. More importantly, Yukes' incredible creation technology will be retained.

What we don't know yet is when the first WWE game will be released by 2K/Take Two -- but the odds of a 2013 release are now much higher with the same developer on board.

What do you all think, is this a net positive or negative for the WWE series?

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# 1 dansaint @ 02/13/13 11:19 PM
Very cool. Will be neat to see what Yukes can do with Take Two's leadership. Maybe a lot of things we've been begging for will finally come true.

Can't wait for news to emerge.
 
# 2 Bellsprout @ 02/13/13 11:20 PM
Meh.

I was sort of looking forward to seeing a different spin on WWE games.

Oh well. This isn't the worst thing.
 
# 3 Feldman011teen @ 02/13/13 11:42 PM
Looks like I won't be buying a wrestling game again soon then. And yeah, it is the worst thing.
 
# 4 jeffwwe12 @ 02/13/13 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Feldman011teen
Looks like I won't be buying a wrestling game again soon then. And yeah, it is the worst thing.
@Feldman011teen it's not the worst thing... the worst thing is this means that ****terson will remain as community manager and i really had no desire to see that little imp involved with wwegames ever again
 
# 5 BCDX97 @ 02/14/13 01:19 AM
Well I thought WWE 13 was great so I'm happy.
 
# 6 ps3veron @ 02/14/13 01:50 AM
Althought WWE 13 was decent I wanted to see what Take Two would have done.
 
# 7 Rick_Tha_Rula87 @ 02/14/13 02:33 AM
Bring in syn Sophia, Inc. aka AKI Corporation
 
# 8 eaterofworlds888 @ 02/14/13 06:48 AM
I'm a little disappointed myself. I don't think Yukes has made a solid wrestling game since SVR 06. Don't get me wrong, some have been good. I thought WWE '12 was pretty good but had to many bugs. WWE '13 had some good features but the STUPID A.I and the one count glitch ruins the experience. I hope 2k is very strict about bug testing. I also hope for improvements on the wrestling engine itself as I still have more fun out of older wrestling engines from No Mercy, Day of Reckoning (1and2), and SVR 06
 
# 9 dochalladay32 @ 02/14/13 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Rick_Tha_Rula87
Bring in syn Sophia, Inc. aka AKI Corporation
I'm tired of hearing this. If this was 2003, this might be a good idea, but it is highly unlikely anyone that was there then is there now. And companies often change their name for a reason. People would be setting themselves up for disappointment. Their last WWF game was 13 years ago and their last wrestling game period was 10 years ago.

I'm mixed on this one. Maybe with Take Two it could be better, but who is to say Yukes wasn't as much the problem as THQ was and now there won't be much improvement.
 
# 10 PVarck31 @ 02/14/13 08:27 AM
The two most important things for me are AI and animations. The AI is horrible. Maybe we will see a re-write in the next-gen systems.

Animations are too stiff, and slow. Nothing really flows.

And one more thing, they need to be better at taking community feedback. They act like a woman who wants you to tell her how she honestly looks and you tell her that her butt looks big in that dress and she gets mad and doesn't want to hear it.

The 1 count issue, case in point.
 
# 11 chrisphil1724 @ 02/14/13 09:52 AM
I think this is the worst news we could have gotten. The WWE series has become the most complacent and stale, annual series in this console cycle and would have greatly benefitted from a new team with a fresh set of eyes working on it.
 
# 12 Casino @ 02/14/13 11:31 AM
Ive never really liked any of the yukes wwe games. Im not letting them of the hook by blaming thq for lack of resources either.

Im not happy about this, but at least it most likely means we wont have to wait for the next game.
 
# 13 King_B_Mack @ 02/14/13 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by chrisphil1724
I think this is the worst news we could have gotten. The WWE series has become the most complacent and stale, annual series in this console cycle and would have greatly benefitted from a new team with a fresh set of eyes working on it.
Ahem....let's not get nuts here.

Spoiler


It has been pretty bad what they've become though. That is correct.
 
# 14 BenGerman @ 02/14/13 03:34 PM
I think a lot of people around here like the franchise, myself included. The best news is this likely means Universe will be back. With a bigger budget, I'm assuming they'll have the resources to dedicate time to better gameplay, and for next gen, I'm sure there won't be nearly the memory limitations we have now. So I'd expect Universe to take a large leap forward in terms of presentation.
 
# 15 nowayout47 @ 02/15/13 02:50 PM
I think with Take Two's money it will help out the game a lot. Probably a lot of stuff Yukes couldn't do because of the short pocket THQ had. I'm gonna sit back and wait.
 
# 16 wwefan @ 02/15/13 03:44 PM
Thing that annoyed me and i presume many other is the fact the smaller things never got fixed in all THQ games. Like simple things for example WWE 13 universe mode you cannot change match cards if you want a feud to continue. Yet THQ misled us into thinking it was our Universe where we have a 100% control over it.
Also all the silly little glitches I sometimes wonder who test their games I bet i could do a better job as some things is very hard to believe it could be easily missed in testing.

I am looking forward to what will happen in the next game with the takeover and I think things should be better well at least i hope they will be. Only time will tell and I look forward to seeing what Yukes will do.
 
# 17 shadio5 @ 02/15/13 06:39 PM
this sucks so bad man. Why is it that YUKES has to have rights to this title??? AKI AKI AKI AKI AKI AKI NEEDS TO COME BACK!!!!!! Take two please bring BACK the AKI japan based wrestling engine..


NOT YUKES!!!!!!


VC/2k sports fan
 
# 18 Sausage @ 02/15/13 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Rick_Tha_Rula87
Bring in syn Sophia, Inc. aka AKI Corporation
This what I thought would happen.
 
# 19 Bellsprout @ 02/15/13 10:53 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by shadio5
this sucks so bad man. Why is it that YUKES has to have rights to this title??? AKI AKI AKI AKI AKI AKI NEEDS TO COME BACK!!!!!! Take two please bring BACK the AKI japan based wrestling engine..


NOT YUKES!!!!!!


VC/2k sports fan
So, who needs to come back?
 
# 20 Armitage @ 02/15/13 11:55 PM
It's true the engine is pretty stale at this point. Yukes got a ton of mileage out of it, but it's looking pretty shoddy.

Still, the whole 1 count thing makes me question how much attention THQ actually pays to wrestling. This should have been one of the first things found in testing.
 

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