2K splits with Yuke's.
VideoGameChronicle reports that WWE 2K20 will now be led by Visual Concepts after the 2K team split with Yuke's.
2K provided the following statement to VGC:
“WWE 2K20 will be developed by Visual Concepts, who have worked with Yuke’s on the development of the series since WWE 2K14.
“As we’ve continued to invest in the WWE 2K franchise, we’ve seen the Visual Concepts team display incredible passion, talent and commitment to the future of the series. We thank Yuke’s for their years of partnership and are excited to see what the Visual Concepts team brings to the franchise moving forward.”
Yuke's confirmed the split, adding that they will “continue providing support to 2K with regard to the game engine.” The company has worked on WWE games dating back to 1999 and the release of WWE SmackDown on the PS1. They were the sole developer of the game under THQ, but 2K added the Visual Concepts team to help work on the game when they acquired the rights in 2013.
As previously reported, Yuke's plans to create a new wrestling game IP, though no further details have been announced.
You can check out the first details regarding WWE 2K20 by clicking here.