If you've been biting your nails over the specs of WWE 2K15, don't. One of the key features that dictates that a game is a true eighth-generation release is based on its specs, and it has been confirmed today that WWE 2K15 is indeed native 1080p for the PS4 and Xbox One.
GamePur caught wind of the news coming out of the official Twitter account for WWE 2K15, where they dropped the news bomb about the fact that Microsoft and Sony's consoles won't be slouching through the holiday season with this year's wrestling title at anything sup-par or below the threshold of the Holy Grail of pixel rendering. Check it out below.
I'm sure there were a bunch of people in suits, ties and sweat in a Microsoft executive office who just wiped a lot of sweat from their foreheads.
For those of you who have been paying attention to the resolution debate the Xbox One hasn't been faring too well against the PS4 as of late. In fact, the Xbox One suffered two major defeats recently, with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's multiplayer clocking in at only 900p on the Xbox One and this followed on the revelation by BioWare and Electronic Arts that Dragon Age: Inquisition was also only 900p on the Xbox One.
Well, WWE WK215 is one of the rare games where the Xbox One is capable of hitting 1080p natively and the team behind the game have gone over and beyond to upgrade, add and improve the overall gameplay experience.
This will be the first real eighth-gen wrestling title and the developers have utilized the latest in 2K Games' 3D scanning technology to bring the wrestlers to life like never before.
In addition to the advanced scanning techniques – the same ones used for 2K Sports' NBA titles – Yukes have improved the wrestling with five times as many animations and an all new chain-wrestling system to help bring the mat-action to gamers as if they were watching the real thing. However, I actually tend to doubt that it's going to be as realistic as watching the real thing.
Still, I hope that 2K takes the opportunity to start advancing and experimenting with the WWE games to add something new and fresh to the series. I would love to see the franchise sort of go back to the AKI roots and focus more on wrestling matches that tell a story, as opposed to the arcade-style presentation that has taken over the series since THQ and Yukes brought Smackdown to the original PlayStation. But that's just a bit of nostalgia and a whole lot of old-school talking. I'm sure the franchise will continue to move in the necessary direction as fans get more involved and stay vocal about the brand.
You can look for WWE 2K15 to drop on November 18th for the Xbox One and PS4. Need more info? Feel free to hit up the official website.