WWE 2K21 officially cancelledWWE say there will be no game this year, publisher 2K Games teases more news on series’ future next weekJames BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefFriday 24th April 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this article2K GamesWWEThere will be no new WWE 2K game released in 2020.The news was revealed during a call to investors, according to Kotaku. WWE’s interim chief financial officer Frank Riddick said: “There’s not going to be a launch of a game this year.”The official WWE Games Twitter account, run by publisher 2K Games, later hinted at more details about the future of the franchise, promising “exciting news” on Monday, April 27.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Both announcements follow recent reports that the 2K series would be taking a year off following the technical problems of 2K20. Last year’s game was also affected by the split with the series’ long-running developer Yuke’s.The first reports that this year’s release would be cancelled came from Justin Leeper, who previously worked on earlier entries in the series.He also hinted that, while the publisher won’t release an entry in the WWE 2K series this year, there may be “a different kind of WWE game” released by an alternate studio, while Visual Concepts concentrates on WWE 2K22.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore stories2K acquires HookBang games businessTake-Two adds team that supported work on NBA 2K21, will move it to new Austin officeBy Brendan Sinclair A month ago2K international boss Murray Pannell departsFormer PlayStation, Xbox, Ubisoft and EA exec leaves after five yearsBy Christopher Dring 3 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.