There may not be a new WWE 2K game this year.
Former WWE SmackDown vs. Raw video game series writer Justin Leeper posted a video on YouTube claiming he's heard from reliable sources that WWE 2K21 has been canceled. Leeper continued, saying 2K is publishing a different kind of WWE game from a different developer that's not Visual Concepts. Leeper went on to say that WWE 2K22 won't be released on next generation consoles.
Leeper previously reported that the budget for WWE 2K21 would be slashed and developers had quit after the release of WWE 2K20, which underperformed in sales and was heavily criticized by fans due to glitches. Yuke's and 2K split months before the game was set to release, which reportedly contributed to the problems in WWE 2K20.
Fightful reached out to 2K for comment, but were not given a response. Alex McCarthy of TalkSPORT reached out to 2K about the report and was given the following response.
“We don’t comment on rumors and speculation.”
2K has not released any information regarding WWE 2K21, but have continued to release updates and DLC for WWE 2K20.