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WWE 2K23 Release Date Slated For Mid March (Updated)

The next installment to the pro wrestling game, WWE 2K23, is expected to release on 7 March and will feature John Cena as the key art.
WWE 2K23 Release Date Slated For Mid March (Updated)

WWE fans, mark your calendars! According to a report by Insider Gaming on 14th January 2023, the release date of WWE 2K23 is just months away, with the game's reveal set to happen next week. As reported by Mike Straw, a source familiar with the title claimed that 2K would hold an event in San Antonio, Texas, on 28th January, the day of the WWE Royal Rumble, to give fans their first full look at the upcoming game.

WWE 2K games have been a staple among wrestling fans for years. The series has seen great success in sales and critical acclaim, with previous titles receiving generally positive reviews from fans and critics. For example, the latest title, WWE 2K22, was considered a "big leap forward for the series after developers fixed the slew of bugs in preceding titles. The game was also praised for its visual overhaul, faster and leaner combat system, and revamped management sim that "hits different" (thanks, IGN).

23rd January 2023 Update: According to BusinessWire, 2K announced WWE 2K23 featuring John Cena on the game's cover art, and is scheduled for the global release of its Deluxe and Icon Editions on 14th March 2023. The Standard and Cross-Gen Editions are expected to launch on 17 March 2023.
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WWE 2K23 is expected to be revealed during the next Royal Rumble on 28 January. (Picture: 2K)

The event in San Antonio will reportedly feature hands-on gameplay, details on this year's 2K showcase with "select matches," and the announcement of a new game mode. But that's not all, because more information about the upcoming title will be released on 1 February. Although it hasn't been confirmed exactly what will be announced, it is expected to include more information not shown during the reveal in San Antonio.

As indicated through a leak on Twitter, WWE 2K23 is expected to launch on 17 March 2023, though console availability is not yet confirmed. It is speculated to be available on PC as well as both last-gen and current-gen consoles, that is, PlayStation 4|5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. Though details on the game have been scarce, it has been reported that the developers and management are "really happy" with how the game is progressing.

With the announcement of WWE 2K23, fans eagerly anticipate the new features and improvements that 2K has in store. Many are hoping for a return to form for the series, with a focus on fixing the bugs and glitches that have plagued previous titles. There's also a high expectation of more depth in the MyFaction and MyGM modes, including a more detailed and engaging story mode.

Players can expect changes to gameplay, including an update to the game's pinning system and updates to MyFaction and MyGM. Additionally, each mode will receive more depth and quality of life improvements to increase replayability at launch and via post-launch updates. That said, we will endeavor to update you regarding any further developments.