Former 'WWE SmackDown vs. Raw' Writer Says WWE 2K Developers Have Quit, Budget Will Be Slashed

WWE 2K20 has been out for over a month and there hasn't been much positive news on the game. The Oct. 22 release was met with complaints about graphics and bugs, even leading to the hashtag #FixWWE2K20 trending on the day of the release. 

2K Games has released two patches for the game, though neither patch has addressed the core gameplay issues that turned fans off to this year's effort.

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Former WWE SmackDown vs. Raw video game series writer Justin Leeper posted a video on YouTube claiming multiple developers for the game have quit and that, due to poor sales, the budget for WWE 2K21 will be cut. 

"2K and the people within it are trying to distance themselves from it. I've heard about double digit people who were on the team who have quit. They haven't left for other stuff, they just quit because, 'Man, I don't want this stink on me anymore.'"

He added, "2K20 is selling poorly, it's doing poorly all around. That means the budget is going to be cut. It means 2K21 is gonna have to be made for less money. Less money to fix things, innovate, and now there are about ten less people on the team. As you can tell, the outlook is not good for 2K21 either."

It has not been confirmed that the budget for next year's game will be cut. When asked if 2K and Yuke's could potentially re-unite, Leeper noted that he doesn't believe it will happen. Yuke's and 2K split months before the game was set to release, which reportedly contributed to the problems in WWE 2K20

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