Yuke announced on Tuesday that they have parted ways with 2K Sports. It was a 20 year partnership between the two. This news was released by PlayStation LifeStyle. Yuke used to develop the WWE 2K games for 2K Sports. They were the developers.
Furuta, current vice president of Yuke, stated that the company wanted to go in a new direction. She made it clear that 2K Sports forced them to lose their sight of their passion. “In many cases we're still using old assets and we're not able to do some things in the way that we want to.
We are trying to launch a new wrestling game. Of course, we will retain the WWE team, but we are also aware that our creators are beginning to lose sight of their passion and confidence and becoming focused only on completing assigned tasks.
That's not the direction Yuke's wants to go in. So, in order to compensate, we're going to start a new wrestling project." Visual Concept will be taking Yuke’s place. They are the co-developers for the WWE 2K games since 2013.
According to the 2K publisher, 2K sports are quite happy to work with the new developers that were formerly co-developers. 2K Sports is also looking forward to how the final 2K product will look and feel like once it is released or release ready.