The game, which will be called Fight Forever, was first announced in 2020 and since then, updates have been coming in sporadically from different places. Speaking with Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp, Kenny Omega provided some insight into his role in the development process, Yuke's progress, and a potential release date.
AEW's Kenny Omega is regarded as one of the all-time greats in the wrestling world. The Best Bout Machine has worked for several wrestling promotions in his career, and he has proved his worth everywhere.
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"It's great that people are excited, it makes me happy.
It was really challenging because I wasn't sure what I could do, what I would be able to do. From a creative design point of view, how I communicate My ideas? Will they be understood? Will it be too much? Are my ideas too broad, too big for the budget? These are things I never knew when I joined the project.
Now we are at the point where we have talked about what we can do and what we have the time to do and what we have the budget for. Now, it's almost time for me to find something else within this project to do because the creative process is almost complete: we know how the matches will flow, we know some of the systems, we know the type of action and reaction of things.
Anyway, there is a lot of stuff to implement, but our Yuke guys are working at a crazy pace. It is amazing the number of things they are doing within a 24 hour period. It seemed that, out of nowhere, a light switch had gone off and they had gone into hyper mode.
They were working very fast. Some of the things we feared might be behind are now being implemented. It was a challenge to attempt to make a new wrestling game, from scratch, during the COVID era. It was very challenging. We got to a point where it felt bleak and maybe we would never release this thing, but we got over it, and with Yuke and the guys on our side and Geta [Hideyuki] "Geta" [Iwashita] and his old contacts climbing up to edge and who helped us reach the finish line, we hope to be able to release the game by the end of the year.
Going back to the last question everyone is asking, if I will go to WWE? Right now the answer is no," said Kenny Omega. "I'm just having too much fun doing what I am doing. It really means a lot to me in my profession, to feel like I'm making a difference. I don't want to be a robot. I don't want to be controlled."