You’ve probably seen a lot of details posted about the game’s 2K Showcase and the new WarGames mode, which looks and plays What you probably haven’t seen is a lot of new information about WWE 2K23’s best MyGM mode. 2K has yet to pull back the curtain on 2K23’s MyGM updates as of yet, but in a recent interview with ComicBook.com’s Matt Aguilar, WWE 2K23 Creative Director Lynell Jinks teased a little more than she’s getting. You can look forward to updates to the mode, including championships, local talent, and more.
“Yeah, that was the focus: add more, right? We tried to do that and added more of those things after launch in WWE 2K22, and this year it’s about more. More GMs. You can play up to four locally, in other ways if you know how (laughs), but unfortunately it’s still not a true online experience. But more match types, more championships, more local talent. It’s just more,” Jinks said.
“And again, with everything, the tagline is even stronger for a reason. It’s just built… We’re building on everything we did in WWE 2K22 and just trying to add more to it. I think Bryan (Williams), you said it. You said : ‘Beautiful chaos’. That beautiful chaos. That’s professional wrestling, right? Just do whatever you want and that’s the ultimate goal. And every year we’re going to keep fighting for that,” Jinks said.
One of the most requested additions to last year’s MyGM mode was increased championship representation and show options. 2K22 allowed you to have a Men’s Champion and a Women’s Champion at launch, and thankfully that was improved in an update, allowing your show to have Tag Team Champions. However, titles such as the Intercontinental Championship, the United States Championship, and the Women’s Tag Team Championship were not available.
Based on Jinks’ comments, it definitely sounds like there will be more options when it comes to Championships to employ on his show, and more talent to choose from between Legends, current Superstars, and local talent. The new game also has a new pin mechanic, a new WarGames mode, and a new 2K Showcase style, once again featuring John Cena. Despite Cena returning, the mode is altered thanks to the player having to play as Cena’s opponent in some of his most memorable losses.
WWE 2K23 Deluxe Edition will be available for $99.99 for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One physically and digitally, and on PC digitally. The Deluxe Edition includes the Standard Edition, Bad Bunny Bonus Pack, a Season Pass for all five post-launch DLC content packs, MyRISE Mega-Boost and SuperCharger; Ruby John Cena MyFACTION Evo Card, Gold Edge MyFACTION Card, Emerald Bianca Belair MyFACTION Card, Gold Asuka MyFACTION Card, and three basic premium launch MyFACTION card packs. The Deluxe Edition will be available starting March 14, 2023, three days before the Standard and Cross-Gen editions.
WWE 2K23 Deluxe Edition and Icon Edition will allow early access starting March 14, while the Standard Edition and Cross-Get Edition will launch on Friday, March 17.
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