WWEGames Twitter account put up a video today showing off some of the improvements they’ve made in the new game and I have to say, what they’ve showed here is a noticeable improvement. The lighting model, the skin shader and better faces for Seth Rollins, Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton really do look good here. The Universal title looks a little thin, but the new texture on it stops it from looking like a toy like it has in previous versions of the game.

For me, this is all great. They just have to show 3 things to really make this a big improvement:

  • 1) Show lower card wrestlers, especially the women. These were always lacking the spit polish the big names get. if they improve there, then fantastic.
  • 2) Show actual gameplay. Since 2k15, there has been better lighting in the entrances compared to when you’re actually wrestling
  • 3) Keep that locked 60fps. For all it’s faults in the past, the game has always maintained it’s performance target. Fancy new graphics AND 8 guys in the ring? Doable, but not without challenges. So let’s hope they hit it.
  • Snark free, this is looking the most promising since 2k15 when they changed generation, but it failed to live up to the hype. Could 2k18 do it? I’m not holding my breath, but I remain optimistic for once. Check the full Tweet and video below.