WWE: Yuke’s No Longer Developing WWE Video Games, SummerSlam Kickoff Update, Network

2K Games Reportedly Drops Yuke’s from WWE Video Games Series

2K Games has recently ended their contract with longtime WWE video game series developer Yuke’s, according to VideoGameChronicle.com.

It was reported that 2K Games recently made the decision to split from Yuke’s starting with this year’s WWE 2K20 game, ending Yuke’s’ twenty year association with WWE’s video game license in the process. It was also reported that Visual Concepts will become the primary developer of the WWE series going forward.

2K Games’ statement on the new changes and status of their WWE 2K series:

“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.”

Yukes released an official statement afterwards that confirmed they have been dropped from the WWE 2K video game series but will continue to lend support for game engine-related help for WWE 2K20 and beyond.

SummerSlam Kickoff Time Update

WWE’s banner on their YouTube channel was recently updated to show a new start time of 5:00PM ET for the SummerSlam Kickoff show. This continues the trend of WWE’s “Big 4” pay-per-view events having a two hour kickoff show.

WWE initially listed the Kickoff show as starting at 6:00PM ET and SummerSlam itself as starting at 7:00PM ET.

More New Additions This Week to WWE Network

As noted before, WWE announced a new episode of their WWE Chronicle and WWE 24 series will be airing this weekend on the WWE Network. WWE will also be airing two additional new specials this week on the Network, according to WWENetworkNews.com.

A new episode of Prime Target: Takeover will air on the Network prior to tonight’s episode of NXT at 7:30PM EST. This episode focuses on the upcoming NXT Championship Two-out-of-three falls match between Adam Cole and champion Johnny Gargano at this Saturday’s NXT TakeOver: Toronto event.

A new episode of WWE Untold will be airing this Friday at 8:00PM EST and focuses on Daniel Bryan and Kane’s memorable time together as Team Hell No. Below is the official synopsis:

Team Hell No is on fire

Join former WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan and Kane as they relive their journey as Team Hell No. Learn the stories behind the team, and discover never-before-told facts about their anger management therapy skits, their feelings about the team name and more.