Kevin Gill discusses the current wrestling video game landscape, as well as past backyard wrestling video games.
With the constant advancement of technology, the video game world is seemingly always changing. For many years, WWE has held the top position in the wrestling side of the video game industry.
In 2023, All Elite Wrestling is expected to release their long awaited Fight Forever video game. Many fans have looked at this game as a potential challenger to WWE's 2K game series. In a new interview with Fightful, Kevin Gill discussed Fight Forever.
"Yeah, absolutely. I’ve thought a lot about it and now that I recently relocated from the Bay Area, San Francisco, back to Queens, New York, where I started, I’ve been thinking a lot about the video game side of things. Now with AEW entering the video game market in such a huge way, there has been no equal, near equal, anything competitive wrestling wise with a WWE wrestling game in many, many, many, many years. The last time there was no competition is when I saw an opportunity for Backyard Wrestling the video game. Because WCW was gone, ECW was gone. The Attitude Era was over. Blood, violence and the right packaging can sell."
In 2008, TNA released their 'TNA IMPACT!' game on PlayStation 2 & 3, as well as Xbox 360. The game went on to sell 1.5 million copies, according to then president Dixie Carter.
Elsewhere in the interview, Gill talked about his recent absence from Game Changer Wrestling. To learn more, click here.