It’s no secret that WWE 2K20 was not the game that wrestling fans wanted, judging by its mid-40’s score by critics on Metacritic. The game was nearly universally panned for its many glitches, bugs, and poor performance. Many hoped that the poor showing would just be a blip on the radar and that some major changes would happen before WWE 2K21.

Except, there won’t be a WWE 2K21. In their first-quarter earnings call, WWE interim Chief Financial Officer Frank Riddick revealed that “there’s not going to be a launch of a game this year,” when he was asked about a potential new title from 2K.

The future of the series has been in flux for some time, as 2019 saw longtime developer Yuke’s move on from 2K to create their own game, and Visual Concepts step in their place. Rumors had been swirling for weeks now about a potential cancellation of WWE 2K21, but 2K had been tight-lipped about the situation, telling IGN that it would “not comment on rumors of speculation.”

But, there is hope for video game wrestling fans out there, as the WWE Games Twitter account announced that on Monday the 27th, “We will be sharing details on the future of the WWE 2K franchise as well as some exciting news on Monday at 7:00 a.m. PT.”

What are you hoping for, sports fans? A return to GM Mode, Smackdown vs. Raw, or even All-Stars 2? Let us know in the comments!

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Amanda G.

Mom, Army wife, talkative introvert and retail veteran are the best adjectives to describe this Midwestern native. Amanda has been playing games since Tomb Raider back in the ’90s. Fast forward 20-some-odd years, you’ll find her with a little less time on her hands, but she’ll still play anything with a great story and memorable characters. (Bonus points if there’s a female protagonist involved!) In her free time you’ll find her playing tabletop RPG’s with friends, and hanging out with her husband Adam, son Will, and Boykin Spaniel/Corgi/Blue Heeler mix Arya Bark!