The Future Is Bright For WWE Video Games Despite THQ

By Maurice D. Proffit
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A couple of weeks ago, we here at Rant Sports reported the filing of Chapter 11 that THQ submitted for bankruptcy. As all wrestling fans know, THQ is the video game company that creates the annual games that come out late in the year. Just recently, WWE 13 was released in October and has been a hit since. When the news broke about THQ filing for bankruptcy, many video game fans and especially wrestling fans were worried about the future of WWE gaming. According to the details of the bankruptcy ruling, WWE video games has very little to worry about.

In fact, not only does WWE have very little to worry about, in terms of their games, but WWE ’14 has been confirmed. Reports have surfaces earlier that WWE ’14 will indeed be release by whoever takes over THQ after they submitted for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. When reading over the details of the bankruptcy law suit, WWE ’14 is mentioned in their product development budget for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014.

Nails were being bit when this was announced. The way how the lawsuit is set up, that it is open for any company(ies) to have a part of the ownership of THQ. Nerves started to settle in since the unknown factor was now settling in regarding who would have the final say so in professional wrestling games. Remember, the real reason why WCW went under was due to new program management and the new program director didn’t care for pro wrestling, and due to that, WCW was no more. Same could’ve been speculated about the WWE video games. However, to WWE’s advantage, WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2008 is the highest selling game in THQ history that still stands. WWE video games lead THQ every year in game sales. Getting rid of WWE games would not be intelligent. But it is good to see they are safe.


Maurice D. Proffit is a writer for Rant Sports


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