After WWE 2K18‘s abysmal showing on the Nintendo Switch, 2K Games has announced that WWE 2K19 will not appear on the console. Last years release was a mess that had more than a fair share of issues. Issues such as massive slowdown, an inconsistent framerate, not to mention other glitches. The screenshot saving ability was also removed. The title was not well received and those who did pick it up regretted the purchase of the title on the Switch.
Due to this, 2K Games has announced that WWE 2K19 will bypass the Switch.
“WWE 2K19 will not be available on Nintendo Switch. 2K is focused on making the best possible experience for WWE 2K fans and will continue evaluating all opportunities to deliver the franchise across additional platforms.”
It would also seem that this decision was originally made a while ago as well. When the game was announced, the Switch was curiously absent in the press release. This led to the speculation that the game would forgo the Switch this year. Well, looks like that speculation was right on the money.
2K today announced AJ Styles® as the cover Superstar for WWE 2K19, the forthcoming release in the flagship WWE video game franchise. An unparalleled in-ring competitor and distinguished personality recognized globally for his accomplishments spanning nearly two decades, “The Phenomenal One” – also a massive video game enthusiast – will usher in WWE 2K19’s worldwide marketing campaign of “Never Say Never” while inviting fans to learn more about the video game. WWE 2K19 is currently scheduled for worldwide release on October 9, 2018, for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X and Windows PC.
Sadly this means that if you want to get your hands on the WWE 2K19, you’ll have to settle for the PS4, Xbox One or PC version. However, this does raise a question. How is it that Panic Button, the team that ported both DOOM (2016) and Wolfenstein II, to the Switch? Both versions, while lacking the framerate and textures of the PS4 and Xbox, they run extremely well on the Switch. How and why is it that 2K isn’t able to draw out the power in a similar fashion? I don’t know who ported WWE 2K18 to the Switch but perhaps they should hit up Panic Button and see about learning a thing or two.
WWE 2K19 will be available on the PS4, Xbox One and PC, on Oct. 9, 2018.