2K has apparently removed a number of older WWE 2K titles from digital storefronts over the past few days.
The removal of the games was first spotted on Reddit, as reported by PC Gamer. A user tried to search for the games on Steam, but his query returned no results. According to the Steam-Tracker.com website, WWE 2K17, 18, 19 and WWE 2K20 were all removed around July 13 with little warning from the editor. It later emerged that these games had also been removed from PlayStation and Xbox stores.
A minor hint can be found on the 2K support page. In May, the company said it was ending online support for old WWE 2K games on June 30, 2022. However, there was no indication that the games would be fully removed from sale after that date. While the online features are certainly a big part of the game, they feature a full suite of single-player modes. Of course, some of the reasoning could be licensing issues, but as of now 2K hasn’t released an official explanation.
At the time of writing, the only two WWE 2K the games available are WWE 2K Battlegrounds & WWE 2K22. Battlefield launched as a spin-off during the one-year hiatus after WWE 2K20poor reception. The team got things back on track to WWE 2K22, and by all accounts, it’s a much better game for it. However, it is a shame to see the old titles completely withdrawn from sale. Meanwhile, in May, rumors swirled that a WWE RPG was in the works.
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March 11, 2022