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WWE 2K18 Features 8 Man Matches, New Commentary Team, Online MyPLAYER & Much More

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WWE 2K18 Features 8 Man Matches, New Commentary Team, Online MyPLAYER & Much More

The embargo has lifted for more WWE 2K18 details revealed by a few websites and popular YouTube channels. Check them out below. Also, thanks to cdub71323 from our Forums for the brief wrap-up.

  • MyPlayer boasts new progression and upgrade systems that are designed to foster repeat gameplay
  • My Career mode will be shorter, with branching options and experiences. It will also introduce character archetypes with Fighting Styles
  • Free-roaming backstage that will be three times larger than previous installments.
  • WWE Universe mode will have an expanded, rewritten story system, so that storylines can persist through pay-per-views, can overlap, and more.
  • Universe mode is also expected to fully support the brand split
  • 2K promises a new online My Player game mode called Road to Glory (no details revealed yet)
  • There will be a new create-a-match feature, which will allow you to actually save a specific match type and be able to have it added to the list of match options
  • Create-a-video feature will now include a free camera
  • Little said that the WWE 2K team was tired of trying to catch up to the NBA 2K team in terms of graphics, so they decided to just outdo them, by rewriting their entire graphics system from the ground up via new lighting, skin, camera, and texture effects
  • There will be a whole new announce team in 2K18, or at least a whole new pairing, as Michael Cole will be joined by Corey Graves and Byron Saxton
  • Graves, Saxton, and Cole have been recording together since 2K17 came out. There have been a couple of sessions with all three recording lines together, but there have also been sessions of all three combinations of two
  • Sound design has undergone an overhaul. There will be new chants, new arena sounds (as well as new arenas, of course), and a new ring announcer, JoJo
  • WWE 2K18 will have the ability to have eight men or women in the ring at one time. You’ll be able to have ladder matches, Royal Rumble matches, and battles royal with up to eight participants in the ring at once
  • Little put the amount of wrestlers in the game at likely over 170

WWE 2K18 Will Feature Big Changes, Including An All-New Announce Team (UPROXX)

WWE 2K18 Devs Detail Revamped Story, Upgraded Visuals, And More (GameSpot)

WWE 2K18 News: First MyCareer, Universe, Creation Suite, Gameplay And Presentation Details (Forbes)

WWE 2K18 Playlist, featuring all sorts of great content (TonyPizzaGuy)

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  1. Was just coming to post this here, but here's an article link if you want to attach that to the OP as well in case people don't want to watch the YouTube videos
    http://uproxx.com/prowrestling/wwe-2k18-developer-summit-new-changes-game/2/
    That got me really excited. I just traded in 2K17 the other day to take advantage of GameStop, but I might be more intrigued with this one, especially the commentary news. If they can replicate the NBA system, then this could be great.
    If you don't want to go through the whole article or video:
    - MyPlayer boasts new progression and upgrade systems that are designed to foster repeat gameplay
    - My Career mode will be shorter, with branching options and experiences. It will also introduce character archetypes with Fighting Styles
    - Free-roaming backstage that will be three times larger than previous installments.
    - WWE Universe mode will have an expanded, rewritten story system, so that storylines can persist through pay-per-views, can overlap, and more.
    - Universe mode is also expected to fully support the brand split
    - 2K promises a new online My Player game mode called Road to Glory (no details revealed yet)
    - There will be a new create-a-match feature, which will allow you to actually save a specific match type and be able to have it added to the list of match options
    - Create-a-video feature will now include a free camera
    - Little said that the WWE 2K team was tired of trying to catch up to the NBA 2K team in terms of graphics, so they decided to just outdo them, by rewriting their entire graphics system from the ground up via new lighting, skin, camera, and texture effects
    - There will be a whole new announce team in 2K18, or at least a whole new pairing, as Michael Cole will be joined by Corey Graves and Byron Saxton
    - Graves, Saxton, and Cole have been recording together since 2K17 came out. There have been a couple of sessions with all three recording lines together, but there have also been sessions of all three combinations of two
    - Sound design has undergone an overhaul. There will be new chants, new arena sounds (as well as new arenas, of course), and a new ring announcer, JoJo
    - WWE 2K18 will have the ability to have eight men or women in the ring at one time. You’ll be able to have ladder matches, Royal Rumble matches, and battles royal with up to eight participants in the ring at once
    - Little put the amount of wrestlers in the game at likely over 170
    Reading they are bringing back create a story is great. Now hopefully they have learned from the past and have figured out how to allow us to upload these created stories to Universe. That would truly help expand the replay factor.
    oneamongthefence
    Having 8 in the ring is huge. Hopefully they've done some stuff with the rumble as it hasn't changed in years.
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    Article on gamespot says they have reworked the rumble.
    Just about everything sounds good with the exception of changes to mycareer.
    They have described it as a launching point for the new online mode Road to Glory. Sounds like those of us that want a full offline career experience may be disappointed.
    It matters little to me as I barely touched that mode. I almost exclusively play universe mode so I am hoping the story upgrades there are considerable
    https://www.gamespot.com/articles/wwe-2k18-devs-detail-revamped-story-upgraded-visua/1100-6451358/
    The only two things I hope for (One of which is highly unlikely):
    1. Create a story for Universe (like someone else mentioned in here)
    and (the unlikely one)
    2. Inserting your own music for entrance themes. Or if not, just let us you the whole WWE audio library.
    For the second one, I wouldn't need an in-game music editor because worst comes to worst I can edit the song on my laptop and move it over that way
    cdub71323

    If they can't do custom music, that suggestion would solve a lot of our problems. Sure, there might be a few songs that weren't WWE originals that we can't use and some of the indy wrestlers wouldn't get their actual songs, but it would cut down on repeat songs for wrestlers too. Also, if the song is on the sound track, allow it to be used as well.
    Great suggestion!
    I don't know how to feel. One one hand, if asked, I would've told you that commentary and lack of atmosphere in Universe are my biggest issues with the series. Yet, they're both getting addressed but to what extent is unknown.
    For commentary, I'm encouraged by the revamp and borrowing from NBA2K. I just hope this means the old system was ripped out and completely replaced. I'm reminded of when Madden commentary transitioned to Gus Johnson and/or the CBS crew and the initial excitement. However, it quickly became apparent it was the technology holding the game back, not necessarily the talent.
    As for Universe, each review I've read gives me the impression that it got attention but wasn't a focus this cycle. I'm OK with that to a degree, but leaves me wondering if it'll get repetitive and quickly as in previous years. I do like organic storylines, but they still have work to do in making the atmosphere feel alive and not just match after match.
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    New commentary was my top request and has been for years, so they definitely have my attention. I've bought every WWE game for years, but I really haven't gotten my money's worth the last couple years. Maybe that'll change with 2K18.
    I've always thought the WWE games lagged behind other sports titles when it comes to graphics, and while I know it's a challenge to get it up to par with other sports games because of all the crazy lighting that goes on in wrestling, I really hope this year's game takes a step ahead in the looks department.
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    RGiles36
    I don't know how to feel. One one hand, if asked, I would've told you that commentary and lack of atmosphere in Universe are my biggest issues with the series. Yet, they're both getting addressed but to what extent is unknown.
    For commentary, I'm encouraged by the revamp and borrowing from NBA2K. I just hope this means the old system was ripped out and completely replaced. I'm reminded of when Madden commentary transitioned to Gus Johnson and/or the CBS crew and the initial excitement. However, it quickly became apparent it was the technology holding the game back, not necessarily the talent.
    As for Universe, each review I've read gives me the impression that it got attention but wasn't a focus this cycle. I'm OK with that to a degree, but leaves me wondering if it'll get repetitive and quickly as in previous years. I do like organic storylines, but they still have work to do in making the atmosphere feel alive and not just match after match.
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    Really? I feel like a revamped story mode/split brands/revamped promos and multiples stories at the same time is sign that it was a focus.
    I'm most excited about hearing about them apparently fixing Community Creations search. It was so mind numbingly frustrating to use CC. It's maddening to search for Kurt Angle or Jeff Hardy and go through every type of piece of crap creation BUT a Jeff Hardy or to never get the same results for every name search. I remember looking for Eddie Guererro once because I wanted an alternate attire for him. I found two good ones but I only had 1 download left for the day (sick of that bull**** too but that's another discussion) I downloaded one and went back the next day for the other, I spent 15 minutes going through those crappy searches typing in Eddie's name in different ways and using the provided Hashtag for him and I never found that one again until two days later I randomly tried and that one popped up. That's unacceptable.
    aholbert32
    Really? I feel like a revamped story mode/split brands/revamped promos and multiples stories at the same time is sign that it was a focus.

    Yea, I'm not the Debbie Downer type at all. However, I remember the tone around Universe was similar last year: 'we added a ton more cutscenes for rivalries and a promo engine'. When you got the game, it was a largely flat experience similar to years before. Add to that that split brand support was in Universe even before the brands split again - anyone who's played Universe understands that so that's not so much an update.
    Maybe I'm wrong this year. I understand that it must be difficult to create a WWE franchise-like mode with all the variables we see on TV each week. I just want for the storylines to make sense and if I have a championship rivalry, I'd prefer for those rivals not to wrestle one another on Raw/Smackdown each week.
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    A lot of this sounds good.. I'm still crossing my fingers for a Online Federation of some type.... should of been implemented by now...in my humble opinion. Good write up cdub
    A new commentary team is good, but disappointed there aren't different teams for Smackdown. I understand the reasoning behind it (Mauro left-thanks JBL!, Tom joined), but still.
    The other thing missing is create a story, which I'm hoping they save for last to announce but the chances are quite slim.
    One thing is sure though, if Universe Mode gets a big revamp I'm all in for it
    I think the thing I want to see the most is the selling gameplay mechanics (which were mentioned in the Gamespot article).
    Selling and the performance aspect of pro wrestling in general is something that's been entirely unrepresented in AAA console wrestling games basically forever, and a good gameplay mechanic around these things would help differentiate pro wrestling games from fighting games by adding a real-time role-playing aspect. The THQ / 2K WWE games in particular have always been more of a really casual fighting game with wrestlers rather than a wrestling game.
    CM Hooe
    I think the thing I want to see the most is the selling gameplay mechanics (which were mentioned in the Gamespot article).
    Selling and the performance aspect of pro wrestling in general is something that's been entirely unrepresented in AAA console wrestling games basically forever, and a good gameplay mechanic around these things would help differentiate pro wrestling games from fighting games by adding a real-time role-playing aspect. The THQ / 2K WWE games in particular have always been more of a really casual fighting game with wrestlers rather than a wrestling game.

    Totally not true about the current product. If you were speaking about last-gen and how the game was under THQ then yes it was basically a fighting game with the wrestlers. But now with the sim aspects that 2K has put in the last few years it's easily the best WWE wrestling game ever in ring wise.
    No longer with a few minutes into the match are wrestlers getting up instantly after a big move.
    On a similar note I do hope they fix the last man standing matches. I don't know but something in those matches are just not right and has not been right for some years now. The selling is pretty bad in that match. They end too quickly.
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    Rawdeal28
    Totally not true about the current product. If you were speaking about last-gen and how the game was under THQ then yes it was basically a fighting game with the wrestlers. But now with the sim aspects that 2K has put in the last few years it's easily the best WWE wrestling game ever in ring wise.

    I'm not denying that the game is far more authentic to the real life product now - it absolutely is, and things like guys staying down longer, the triple-threat rollouts, collar-and-elbow tie-ups, etc. all are welcome additions - but the game at its core is still very much a fighting game. You win by damaging your opponent enough to keep him down for a three count. Playing to the crowd doesn't matter, wrestling as a face or heel doesn't matter, in-ring storytelling doesn't matter, the performance doesn't matter.
    I'm very curious to see how selling changes it, because I think that part of what this game needs to do is differentiate itself from fighting games. It's not a technically complex fighting game in the vain of Mortal Kombat, Tekken, or UFC, and it probably never will be. On top of that, we probably don't want it to be. To that end I'd welcome a more unique creative direction with respect to gameplay.
    I don't know how I feel about the fact I'm getting more news from UFC 3 which doesn't come out until 2018 than I am with WWE 2k18 which is this a couple months away. There's hardly any buzz on this. I'm more interested in it now than before since my son loves WWE now, but they've given me little to get excited about so far.
    The WWE 2K crew are pretty much on the normal schedule this year in comparison to year's past. Summerslam is less than two weeks away, and that's about the time loads of info on the roster and the first gameplay video get released. So we should start getting a lot of info real soon!
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    Custom music or GM mode is a must if I purchase the game this year... It's way overdo not to have a GM mode with star ratings for cards you put on. The 8 man in the ring sounds good but I can see it now 6 wrestlers laying outside the ring after rolling out while 2 in the ring wrestling. I hope the game turns out good but seems like a Madden direction, improve graphics and keep switching or removing things and calling it a new version. I have a idea... Keep the good stuff in and keep adding more stuff without trying to bait and switch. Learn something from The Show it does it right each year. I enjoy the game and have been buying since it's been around but time to stop using excuse why no custom music or GM mode. Crazy how the old systems can have custom music but the new ones can't.... Hmm.
    BSanders
    Custom music or GM mode is a must if I purchase the game this year... It's way overdo not to have a GM mode with star ratings for cards you put on. The 8 man in the ring sounds good but I can see it now 6 wrestlers laying outside the ring after rolling out while 2 in the ring wrestling. I hope the game turns out good but seems like a Madden direction, improve graphics and keep switching or removing things and calling it a new version. I have a idea... Keep the good stuff in and keep adding more stuff without trying to bait and switch. Learn something from The Show it does it right each year. I enjoy the game and have been buying since it's been around but time to stop using excuse why no custom music or GM mode. Crazy how the old systems can have custom music but the new ones can't.... Hmm.
    Neither are in the game this year, unfortunately.
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