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Next Gen Versions of WWE 2K15 Delayed

PS4 and Xbox One WWE fans will have to wait until November 18th to enter the squared circle.

It looks like wrestling fans who own a PS4 or an Xbox One will be waiting a bit longer than their Xbox 360/PS3 counterparts. 2K Sports announced today that that the next-gen versions of WWE 2K15 will be delayed until November 18th.

When reached for comment, the game's developer was vague at best about why the delay was necessary.

"Visual Concepts and Yuke's are committed to delivering the most authentic and action-packed WWE experience to date, including release for the very first time on next-generation consoles," said Visual Concepts president Greg Thomas in a statement.

"The additional development time enables our talented teams to ensure the WWE 2K15 next-gen experience fully meets our expectations."

It's worth noting that former WWE wrestler CM Punk has begun "legal discussions" with WWE over a range of issues, including his appearance in WWE 2K15. There has been some speculation that these discussions could end with Punk's likeness being removed from the game, though it seems unlikely to be the cause of the delay since that would include a delay in the current gen versions as well.

The developer's suggestion that the Xbox One and PS4 versions will be delayed to "fully meet our expectations" could be in reference to the backlash over 2K Sports last next-gen release, NHL 15, meeting criticism over its lack of features. The complete lack of official gameplay videos support the idea that the game might be far from ready, including strange videos like ones of Seth Rollins playing the game, but with no actual footage of the game itself

WWE 2K15 is still slated for an October 28th release for Xbox 360 and PS3.

Published Sep. 16th 2014

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