WWE 2K22 announce the return of MyGM mode after 13 years among 10 new features for new game

WWE 2K22 is just over the horizon and the franchise is looking to make a return in a big way.

It ‘Hits Different’ according to the tagline and it has to be said, it looks like the brand has made considerable efforts to ensure it does just that.

Edge us one of the superstars that WWE 2K have revealed so far

After a disappointing installment from the franchise in 2020, 2K has gone away and rebuilt much of the game, appearing to listen to the fans in a few instances.

Below is what new features fans can expect to see when the game is released in March 2022.

  • Redesigned Gameplay Engine: The most important change in WWE 2K22 is in the engine itself. Visual Concepts redesigned the gameplay and animation engine from the ground up to make every dive, kickout, and finisher feel as real as if players were sitting ringside at WrestleMania. As soon as players pick up the controller, they’ll feel the difference;
  • New Controls: The updated and incredibly intuitive control scheme hits different this year. Configured to ensure that players have more control over every move, in every situation, WWE 2K22 is easy to pick up and play, while still allowing for high-skill expression;
  • Stunning Graphics: Simply put, WWE 2K22 boasts the best-ever graphics of the WWE 2K franchise. Scanning and animations are executed using the same industry-leading process as Visual Concepts’ NBA 2K franchise and the team overhauled lighting and relit the game from the ground up;
  • Immersive Presentation: The most dynamic entry in the series to date will take players out of the crowd and into the ring, creating an authentic WWE feeling throughout the game;
  • New WWE 2K Showcase: Players can take a walk down memory lane and relive a legendary WWE Superstar’s most iconic matches and moments;
  • MyGM: Players will draft superstars, book matches, manage contracts, and prove they have what it takes to run the most successful brand in sports entertainment;
  • MyFACTION: In a franchise-first, the all-new MyFACTION puts players in control of building a legendary faction that rivals the iconic nWo. Players will collect, manage, and upgrade Superstars, with weekly events and regular updates;
  • MyRISE: An opportunity for players to experience the journey of a WWE Superstar from the humble beginnings of a Rookie, followed by the fanfare as a Superstar, and then immortalized as a Legend. New storylines will be available for both male and female MyPLAYERs;
  • Universe Mode: Universe Mode returns, offering players more control than ever before over brands, PPVs, match results, rivalries, and much more;
  • Creation Suite: The Creation Suite is back and better than ever. Players can be themselves or someone/something entirely different, with all sorts of wild options and fantasy elements, then step into the ring at anytime and anywhere in the world.
The list of new features in WWE 2K22

The big news for most fans here is the return of MyGM mode. The last time WWE fans will have seen this feature was back on RAW vs SmackDown 2008 and it will be the first time 2K games introduce it since they acquired the gaming rights in 2011.

Fans have been clamouring for it’s return for over a decade. Xavier Woods and Tyler Breeze also brought it back to prominence by playing it on WWE’s YouTube channel, UpUpDownDown.

MyRISE is a take on MyCareer. 2K have attempted to create different narratives in recent years and deviated from a linear story in their last installment.

This time, the journey seems to run from the beginning as a rookie to legendary status. Both men and women will have unique storylines.

MyFaction is also a ‘franchsie first’ and gives players the opportunity to build their very own fantasy stable.

While it’s not clear how the stable develops quite yet, you can upgrade and recruit to your group. It’s quite a cool concept for those of us that have imagined super groups down the years.

WWE 2K22 is set for a March 2022 release but more details on the new features will arrive in January 2022.