WWE 2K15 delayed until November 18th in North America and November 21st internationally, according to a news update posted on the game’s website.
The update goes on to state that this delay will only affect the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game, although no clear reason for the delay was cited:
“Visual Concepts and Yuke’s are committed to delivering the most authentic and action-packed WWE experience to date, including release for the very first time on next-generation consoles,” said Greg Thomas, President, Visual Concepts. “The additional development time enables our talented teams to ensure the WWE 2K15 next-gen experience fully meets our expectations.”
There were rumors circulating last week that the game would be delayed as a result of a lawsuit against the WWE by former talent Phil Brooks, better known to fans as CM Punk. This would seem unlikely, however, considering that the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions are still on track for an October 28th release in North America.
Today’s announcement comes as another blow to both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One lineups for October. Another 2K-published game, Evolve, was originally scheduled to be released this October, but was delayed until February 2015. Battlefield Hardline, originally to be released on October 21st, was pushed back until early next year. Batman: Arkham Knight suffered the longest delay, previously scheduled to release on October 14th, the game has since been announced to arrive June 2nd, 2015.