Aubrey Edwards, a prominent name associated with AEW's gaming department, recently spoke with Monteasy of the "Swerve City Podcast" to clear up any misconceptions about her involvement with the forthcoming "AEW Fight Forever" video game.
Contrary to popular belief, Edwards is not behind the design and release of the highly-anticipated game. Instead, that accolade goes to AEW's Kenny Omega. In her conversation with Monteasy, Edwards elucidated, "I'm not actually working on ['Fight Forever'], that's Kenny's baby.
I'm more involved with other facets of AEW gaming." While she's not part of the 'Fight Forever' project, Edwards has her hands full with other undisclosed projects under AEW's gaming umbrella. She played an instrumental role in launching the mobile game "AEW General Manager" in 2021.
Describing the process, she said, "The mechanics of creating the mobile game was intriguing because it diverged from my past work." Before venturing into AEW, Edwards was immersed in the virtual reality domain. Unfortunately, due to financial constraints, the company she was with had to let her go, a mere month before she began her journey with AEW.
Post her stint with VR, she took a brief hiatus from game design until AEW approached her with an exciting opportunity in the gaming arena. As Edwards humorously mentioned, "You try to leave, you can't leave."
Aubrey's Shift to Brand Oversight
Aubrey's responsibilities have evolved over time.
From initially being part of the development team, she now ensures that the branding used in AEW video games adheres to the stipulated guidelines. Her new role is akin to transitioning from a design-centric job to a publishing one.
Shedding light on the intricacies of her job, Edwards humorously shared that her email is inundated with discussions about accurately depicting tattoos on AEW characters. This concern is rooted in avoiding any potential legal tussles.
As a reference point, WWE previously faced a lawsuit concerning the tattoo design of Superstar Randy Orton, which culminated in a jury siding with the tattoo artist and ordering WWE to pay a sum of $3,700. This disclosure by Edwards highlights the intricate behind-the-scenes workings of gaming in the wrestling industry and the meticulous attention to detail required.