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2K confirms WWE 2K20 and WWE 2K19 online servers will shut down
The team says it plans to fully focus on updating WWE 2K22
2K has announced that the online services for WWE 2K20 and WWE 2K19 will soon permanently close.
A statement on Twitter from @WWEGames reads: “Attention WWE 2K community: On June 30, 2022, we will sunset support for WWE 2K19 & WWE 2K20 servers.
“This includes all online functions, such as online matches & Community Creations. We are turning our full focus toward supporting #WWE2K22. Thanks for your continued support!”
WWE 2K22 review | VGC
While WWE 2K20 was infamously so poorly received that it caused the studio to take a year off from producing a game, WWE 2K19 was heralded by fans as one of the all-time great wrestling games.
News of the game’s online closure, which had allowed fans to keep rosters updated via community creations, has led to an outpouring of appreciation for the game.
In our WWE 2K22 review we called it the “comeback fans have been praying for”.
“Ultimately though, the thing that will most likely achieve this is the in-ring gameplay, which is such an enormous improvement over its predecessor that the sighs of relief from the fanbase will be palpable.
Granted, there’s still room for improvement for the next release. The Showcase mode is far too brief and needs to be brought back up to the same lengthy, in-depth standards as in previous games, and while the creation suites are as detailed as ever, fans are still crying out for a Create-a-Story option to make their own angles and plots.
For now, though, those fans can rejoice, because WWE 2K is back, and while it may not be – to paraphrase Eric Bischoff’s theme song – better than ever, it’s certainly still what The Miz would describe as “awesome”.” Said our reviewer Chris Scullion.
We also reported on the large improvement in the faces of the characters in WWE 2K22. A large gallery comparing the new faces to the old ones can be found here.