2K Games have announced they are shutting down online support for all WWE 2K Games except WWE 2K22.
The announcement was made in a short post on social media where the video game publisher said they would be turning their “full focus” towards latest offering WWE 2K22.
Although not mentioned in the tweet, the Steam pages for WWE 2K17 and 18, have been updated with the same message.
“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!”
📣 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! pic.twitter.com/vOJ06AA9iy
— #WWE2K22 (@WWEgames) May 9, 2022
WWE 2K22 launched on March 11th and it has since been reported that launch sales of the game have been more than double that of the widely panned 2K20. The sales have taken on an increased importance after it was noted that WWE could be looking to split from 2K Games had the game been poorly received.
The game’s first DLC pack was made available at the end of April, with the Banzai pack including WWE Hall of Famer’s Yokozuna and Rikishi. While Umaga, Omos and Kacy Catanzaro, now known as Katana Chance, are also included.
Just prior to the release of the Banzai pack, 2K Games also released a new patch for the game (1.09) on April 20th. The biggest update was the addition of the NXT 2.0 arena as a playable arena. There were also been a number of improvements made to general gameplay, updated likeness for a number of WWE Superstars as well as improvements to the online portion of the game.
Speaking during WWE’s recent first quarter of 2022 earnings call, Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon revealed that the sports entertainment giant are set to increase their gaming profile. McMahon stated that “gaming is a priority” for the company, before announcing the development of a new RPG.