Earlier this week, Take-Two interactive officially announced that WWE 2K15 is in development. While the initial announcement made no mention of the game being available on next generation consoles, the company has now confirmed WWE 2K15 will in fact be released on Playstation 4 and Xbox One.
During a Wednesday night earnings call with investors, Take-Two president Karl Slatoff said:
"In addition, during fiscal 2015, consumers can look forward to exciting next generation releases from our NBA 2K and WWE franchises as well as other unannounced titles that promise to raise the bar for excellence. We will have more to share about our titles throughout the next several months as we head into E3."
Take-Two Chairman and CEO Strauss Zelnick touted the strong sales performance of WWE 2K14, which exceeded their sales projections:
"Our WWE franchise has quickly proven to be a successful addition to our portfolio Sales of WWE 2K14 have exceeded our expectations and the title is being supported with add-on content including a Season Pass featuring many of fan-favourite WWE superstars and legends. We believe there is a meaningful opportunity to grow this series by further leveraging 2K's marketing power and development expertise."
As for whether WWE 2K15 will be available on PS3 and Xbox 360, Zelnick explained:
"We have haven't said anything about our NBA titles - but for next gen platforms - our sports titles but for next gen platforms. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that we are not going on current gen, rather we are going on current gen, it's not related at this point. It just means we haven't had anything to share"
There's no word yet on when WWE 2K15 will be on sale, but an October/November release date seems likely.
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(Conference call quotes transcribed by SeekingAlpha.com)