Kenny Omega has provided more details on the upcoming AEW video game.
Speaking with talkSPORT, the AEW World Champion shared that they are in contact with their team at Yuke's nearly every day and that they have good chemistry. The game is drawing heavy inspiration for the Nintendo 64 classic, WWF No Mercy, with its director, Hideyuki “Geta” Iwashita, even aboard this project. Things have changed in the past twenty years, however, and Omega wants the experience to be representative of today's industry.
A firm release date has yet to be set for the game, but Omega believes that they are getting closer to having an answer for their fans. They're still tweaking the engine and getting it just how they want. Luckily, they haven't suffered any major setbacks. Here is what he said:
“I wouldn’t say years [away] plural. I would say in a perfect world, give it about a year’s time.
We’re working really hard and we’re lucky to have two teams, one in America and one in Japan, working on this almost around the clock."
While fans are clamouring to play the game, the development team wants a smooth launch, and to deliver a game that everyone can pick up, play, and have a good time.
“We do know that time is of the essence, we can’t let this sit around forever and people want a game like yesterday [laughs] so, we do want to release something as soon as we feel it’s ready and representative of what our brand should be and what will make fans happy.
Again, we don’t want a Street Fighter 5 launch, we don’t want a Cyberpunk launch. So we’re going to create something that will fun to play from day one, but it will be ever-evolving as our roster is."
In addition to their console game, AEW is also developing the Casino: Double or Nothing and Elite General Manager mobile games.
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Fightful will continue to update fans on the AEW Game as more information is known.