WWE 2K22 won't be releasing until March 2022 (just before WWE's annual WrestleMania event), but we already have some leaks that paint the game in a bad light. I know, I know, it's shocking that the company who infested NBA 2K with microtransactions is doing the same to WWE, but it kind of is. Why? because this is the first time that WWE 2K22 microtransactions will be included in the series.
Before 2017 this would've produced gasps of shock and horror, but this is also the same industry who has no qualms lying about microtransactions and then putting them in anyways, so by this point it's more like a dull "oh", which is then followed by a resigned sigh. Still, for fans of WWE, seeing WWE 2K22 microtransactions must be a huge bummer. Hopefully New World and Marvel's Midnight Suns will avoid the same fate that's seemingly befallen 2K's WWE series, but we'll have to see.
What WWE 2K22 microtransactions are going to be added?
It's not all bad news. WWE 2K22 will apparently bring back the GM mode that's been missing in the series since 2008, which is cool. That coolness is dwarfed by VikingSizeGamer's tweet that "Purchases in #WWE2K22 look like they're heading the NBA route with VC available in bulk up to 450,000, roughly worth $100." That's... not good, and to add fuel to the fire there's some convincing renders that VikingSizeGamer uploaded as well in the tweet, which can be seen below:
VC stands for Virtual Coins, of course, which is the same type of currency that can be found in 2K's NBA series. Before you ask why, know that 2K is the same company that thinks that "VC is an unfortunate reality of modern gaming." This makes sense, because companies like 2K aren't concerned with making some money but all the money, with the quality of the game itself seemingly coming a distant second place to 2K's plotting on how to milk their loyal consumers. Of course, we'll have to wait and find out to see how WWE 2K22 fares, so stay tuned to TechRaptor for more details.