Honest, non-snarky question: Is that really a thing? Like I knew Kenny Omega in particular was a gamer, but I was not aware it was a passion of the rest of them.
Cody is definitely a hardcore gamer, and I don’t think the Buck’s are as big into it but they’re definitely game fans
And beyond The Elite you have Aubrey Edwards who actually developed games before refing. And well, we know how ingrained the rest of the roster, Like LEva Bates, are in gaming as well. Just makes all the sense.
I mean, if that's the case, for all the slack Yukes got for many years, they were still the people that kept those Smackdown games together for years so them having a fresh start after a decade+ with WWE games? I'm down for that.
Plus considering the fact they're probably not going to be pressured to put out a yearly games NOT MATTER WHAT, that can have nothing but a good effect on their product.
“We are trying to launch a new wrestling game,” she said. “Of course, we will retain the WWE team, but we are also aware that our creators are beginning to lose sight of their passion and confidence and becoming focused only on completing assigned tasks. That’s not the direction Yuke’s wants to go in. So, in order to compensate, we’re going to start a new wrestling project.”
Furuta said the unnamed project is at a “very early” stage and that Yuke’s has ideas for new game systems it thinks will result in “an interesting game”.
Yuke’s is still deciding who the target audience for the game will be, Furuta said, so it’s possible it could go in either a “very realistic” direction or introduce fantasy elements.
“We’re not chasing money or trends,” she said. “We’ll go in whatever direction we feel is most interesting, combined with the passion of whoever leads the project. As long as whoever leads the project has enough passion, then I’m sure we will achieve our goals.