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WWE 2K19: Nintendo Switch Release Officially Skipped

WWE 2K19 - Nintendo Switch - Seth Rollins

WWE 2K19 will not be released for Nintendo Switch following a backlash to last year’s instalment, publisher 2K Games has officially confirmed.

Last year’s entry in the long-running professional wrestling franchise became the first WWE title to be released for the Switch, but the series will not be returning to the console in 2018.

2K Games confirmed the move in an official statement issued earlier, which followed weeks of speculation after the platform was omitted from press releases announcing the development of WWE 2K19.

WWE 2K18, while generally well-received by critics, was universally panned on the Nintendo console, with journalists and consumers reporting major performance and framerate issues as the title struggled on the Switch’s limited hardware capabilities (in comparison to PS4, Xbox One and PC).

Apparently unable to resolve such limitations, and rather than releasing a scaled-down port of WWE 2K19 for the console, 2K have instead opted to skip the system entirely, confirming the move in a statement released earlier today by its 2K Sports arm:

“WWE 2K19 will not be available on Nintendo Switch. 2K is focused on making the best possible experience for WWE 2K fans and will continue evaluating all opportunities to deliver the franchise across additional platforms.”

The title is scheduled to release for PC, PS4 and Xbox One on October 8, with playable versions of Rey Mysterio and Ronda Rousey serving as its pre-order incentives.

If you can’t wait to re-enact the stage antics of your idols, you can take a spin with your favourite wrestling stars. WWE teamed up with notorious software developer Bluberi to release a new wrestling-themed slot game, featuring legendary wrestlers John Cena, Hulk Hogan and Ronda Rousey, among others. For more information on this and other new slot games, you can read this page.

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  • MasterR

    Not surprised will pick up on pc

  • Kid X

    Yes, blame it on the hardware that ran more powerhungry games like Doom and Wolfenstein and soon Warframe, not the devs and their laziness. Smh..

  • Barry Harden

    Nothing new. You want to play high end AAA games, get a PS4.

  • Carlos Mendoza

    or they could let Panic Button do all the porting which they will polish the game 100 times better than what 2K Sports can do. this game will not be missed.

  • joshua

    everyone quotes you as the first one who broke the news of the game not coming to the switch i broke it before anyone else and everyone laughed at me. theres my channel. and video proof that Pre-dates your article. just letting everyone know